Save with ENERGY STAR® Products
Whether you need light bulbs or a new washing machine, you'll find energy-efficient ENERGY STAR products at retailers near you. Start saving right away with reduced pricing or rebates for qualifying products. Then enjoy energy savings month after month. Saving energy and money at home is easier than you think. Just make sure you buy lighting, appliances, and electronics that have the ENERGY STAR label.
Whether you are shopping for a new refrigerator or TV – or simply changing a light bulb – choose products with the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR products meet energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. By consuming less energy, ENERGY STAR certified products substantially cut your energy costs. The ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 65 different kinds of products found in our homes and workplaces.
LightingLighting represents about 20 percent of your home’s electric bill. Replacing the lights around your home with energy-efficient light bulbs and fixtures is a great, cost-effective way to save energy and reduce your electric bill. Energy-efficient light bulbs can use 70-80 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. And they last 10-50 times longer, so you can spend more time enjoying life and less time changing bulbs.
When buying an appliance, remember there are TWO price tags: the price of the appliance and the cost of energy and water to run it. By choosing ENERGY STAR certified appliances, you can save 10-50 percent compared with standard models and even more compared with older models in your home. Finding them is easy. Just look for the ENERGY STAR label.
Many consumer electronics products continue to use energy—even when switched off—in order to power features such as clock displays or remote control functions. Most of the energy used in this “standby/low power” mode is needlessly consumed in conventional designs. But ENERGY STAR certified TVs, VCRs, home audio and DVD products consume up to 50 percent less energy in the “off” position than conventional models.
Top Ten USA – Energy-Efficient Shopping Made Simple
Now it’s easy to find the most energy-efficient products at local retailers throughout Connecticut. Energize Connecticut has teamed up with CL&P and UI to make Connecticut the first state in the nation to provide residents with an online guide. TopTenUSA.org/CT identifies the ten most efficient ENERGY STAR products in a range of categories, including small, medium and large TVs, large and small computer monitors, laptop and non-expandable desktop computers, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers, hot water heaters and more. With the exception of categories that the ENERGY STAR program does not cover, all of the products listed are ENERGY STAR certified. Both ENERGY STAR and TopTen regularly add product categories to offer consumers greater savings opportunities.
The online guide is easy to use. Visit the TopTen website, choose a product category, compare energy-saving features and benefits and enter your ZIP code to find the product at a retailer near you. Click on the rebate tab to see if there is a rebate available for your selected product for savings on your new purchase.
SmartLiving Online Catalog
If you’re a customer of CL&P or UI, you can save on discounted lighting products through the online SmartLiving Catalog.