Purchase ENERGY STAR® certified products whenever possible.
ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR®, saved enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars — all while saving nearly $18 billion on their utility bills. (www.energystar.gov)
ENERGY STAR® products have been designed and certified to use less energy and are certified by the EPA and Department of Energy and are as good as if not better than standard products.
In addition to saving money in up front energy costs, you might be eligible for tax credits as well.
- Energy Incentives and Tax Credits, Utah Office of Energy Development
- Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency, ENERGY STAR®
How to bring in ENERGY STAR® products:
When it comes time to replace an old appliance such as a furnace or refrigerator, or purchase new equipment such as a computer or light fixtures, buy products that have been ENERGY STAR® certified. You can save yourself some money in utilities and tax credits and cut down on pollution and help keep our air clean.