Efficient Homes



Save on Heating, Cooling, Lighting and Appliances



Replace single-pane windows

with properly installed ENERGY STAR® qualified windows and save up to $500 a year in energy costs.


Switch to a programmable thermostat

and save around $180 a year when used correctly according to ENERGY STAR recommended settings.


Seal and insulate your house

with products like expanding foam, caulk and weather stripping, and add insulation to recommended levels and save up to 20% on your heating and cooling costs.


Check the air vents

in your house Make sure they’re clear of furniture, paper, files and other debris. It takes as much as 25% more energy to deliver air into the room if the vents are blocked.


Change your HVAC system’s air filter

at least once every three months Also, regularly remove leaves, dirt and other debris from the outside components of your heating and cooling system. Remember: Dirt and neglect are the number one cause of system failure.


Use caulk, spray foam and weather stripping

to seal your home’s outer walls, ceilings, windows, doors and floors to help improve energy efficiency and comfort, whether you’re in a house or an apartment. Also seal leaks and repair disconnections in your home’s duct system to improve efficiency.


Replace your 5 most used lights

Changing your 5 most used light fixtures or the bulbs in them with ENERGY STAR® qualified models can save you $70 a year.


Look for Lumens

When choosing a light bulb, first look for the light output you need, listed as lumens or brightness, and then select the one with the lowest energy usage (wattage) to maximize your energy savings.


ENERGY STAR®-qualified light bulbs last 10-50 times longer than traditional bulbs


Each ENERGY STAR®-qualified light bulb saves about $6 a year each in energy costs


Maximize your energy savings when choosing a light bulb

First, look for the light output you need (listed as lumens or brightness), and then select the one with the lowest energy usage (wattage).

Replace your old water heater

with a new ENERGY STAR®-qualified gas storage tank water heater and save about $520 over its lifetime


Switch to an ENERGY STAR heat pump water heater

and save nearly $3000 on electric bills on average over its lifetime.


Set your water heater thermostat at 120 degrees or lower


Wrap electric water heaters in an insulating jacket


Insulate all hot water pipes

as well as the first 5-10 feet of cold water piping supplying the water heater.


How a Product Earns the ENERGY STAR Label






ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

The ENERGY STAR label was established to:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy; and
  • Make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.

How Does EPA Choose which Products Earn the Label?

Products can earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR product specifications. EPA establishes these specifications based on the following set of key guiding principles:

  • Product categories must contribute significant energy savings nationwide.
  • Qualified products must deliver the features and performance demanded by consumers, in addition to increased energy efficiency.
  • If the qualified product costs more than a conventional, less-efficient counterpart, purchasers will recover their investment in increased energy efficiency through utility bill savings, within a reasonable period of time.
  • Energy efficiency can be achieved through broadly available, non-proprietary technologies offered by more than one manufacturer.
  • Product energy consumption and performance can be measured and verified with testing.
  • Labeling would effectively differentiate products and be visible for purchasers.

How Does EPA decide when to Revise Specifications?

Generally, a market share of ENERGY STAR qualified products in a particular category of 50 percent or higher will prompt consideration for a specification revision. However, there are other factors that weigh into the decision, such as:

  • A change in the Federal minimum efficiency standards.
  • Technological changes with advances in energy efficiency which allow a revised ENERGY STAR specification to capture additional savings.
  • Product availability
  • Significant issues with consumers realizing expected energy savings
  • Performance or quality issues
  • Issues with Test Procedures


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