ENERGY STAR-certified appliances improve your home and the planet. You’ll find these energy-saving products at retailers near you. Start saving right away with reduced pricing or rebates for qualifying products. Then enjoy energy savings month after month.
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ENERGY STAR Appliances
When you buy an appliance, there are two price tags: the price of the appliance and the cost of the energy (and sometimes water) to run it. Choosing energy-saving ENERGY STAR-certified appliances can reduce those operating costs by 10 to 50 percent compared with standard models and even more compared with older models in your home.
The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, an Energize Connecticut partner, works with retailers and manufacturers to promote ENERGY STAR appliances. ENERGY STAR is a widely recognized and trusted label on products that meet strict energy efficiency requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. These products use less energy and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
You’ll find the ENERGY STAR label on more than 65 different kinds of products, including appliances. ENERGY STAR certified appliances meet strict energy efficiency criteria without sacrificing performance or design. Look for refrigerators, freezers, room air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes washers and dehumidifiers that carry the ENERGY STAR. They’re made to fit the style of your home with modern designs and premium features.
Refrigerators are one of the biggest energy users in your home. ENERGY STAR-certified refrigerators are about 15 percent more energy efficient than standard models, and freezers are at least 10 percent more energy efficient.
Room Air Conditioners
ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioners are at least 10 percent more efficient than standard models. They often include timers for better temperature control, allowing you to use the minimum amount of energy you need to cool your room. By choosing an ENERGY STAR-certified model room air conditioner and using the energy-saving features, you make your home more comfortable and save energy and money.
ENERGY STAR-certified dishwashers are 10 to 20 percent more energy efficient than standard models. They also minimize water use and water heating costs through innovative design features and controls.
The average American family washes about 300 loads of laundry each year. ENERGY STAR-certified clothes washers use about 30 percent less energy and 50 percent less water than regular washers. Available in front-load and top-load models, most have a greater tub capacity, which allows you to do fewer loads.
Dehumidifiers reduce the amount of moisture in the air and help prevent mold, mildew and odor. An ENERGY STAR-certified dehumidifier is 15 percent more energy efficient than standard models.
Learn more at the ENERGY STAR website.
Top Ten USA: Energy-Efficient Appliance Shopping Made Simple
|The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, together with CL&P and UI, has made Connecticut the first state in the nation to offer consumers an online guide to local retailers that offer the most energy-efficient appliances and electronics available.|
TopTenUSA.org/CT identifies the ten most efficient ENERGY STAR products in categories including:
- Computer monitors
- Laptops and desktop computers
- Refrigerators of all sizes and freezers
- Clothes washers
- Hot water heaters and more
With the exception of categories that the ENERGY STAR program does not cover, all of the products on the TopTen lists are ENERGY STAR-certified. Both ENERGY STAR and TopTen regularly add product categories to provide greater savings opportunities.
It’s simple. Go to TopTenUSA.org/CT, choose a product category, compare energy-saving features and benefits and then enter your ZIP code to find the product at a retailer near you. Click on the rebate tab to see if there is a Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund rebate available for your selected product and you may save even more!
Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.
Steps to Take Smart Energy Action
The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, an Energize Connecticut partner, works with retailers and manufacturers to promote ENERGY STAR-certified appliances. To earn the ENERGY STAR label, a product must meet strict energy efficiency standards. ENERGY STAR is a joint program between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, created to promote energy-efficient products and energy-saving practices.