ENERGY STAR® Retail Products
Save With ENERGY STAR Products
Energy efficient appliances made to fit the style of your home with modern designs and premium features
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 9-10 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 20 percent less energy and 35 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.
The Efficient Product Finder: Energy-Efficient Appliance Shopping Made Simple
Energize Connecticut, together with Eversource and UI, have teamed up with Enervee to offer Connecticut consumers the Efficient Product Finder an online guide to find the most energy-efficient appliances and electronics available. Compare product features, determine the true cost to own and operate the product, locate a retailer near you, find online deals, and redeem rebates for qualifying purchases via email. All on one website!
Energy Scores are provided for products in categories including:
- Computer monitors
- Refrigerators of all sizes and freezers
- Clothes washers
- Water heaters and more
The information you find on the Efficient Product Finder website is updated regularly. Before you go shopping for an appliance or any electronics, visit the Efficient Product Finder and choose the product that’s right for you. Products with an Energize Connecticut rebate are noted. Your rebate will arrive in the form of a Visa gift card that you can use wherever Visa is accepted.
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.