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.
Efficient Product Finder – Energy-Efficient Shopping Made Simple
Now, it’s easy to find the most energy-efficient products on the web and at local retailers throughout Connecticut. Energize Connecticut has teamed up with CL&P and UI to bring you the Efficient Product Finder, an online guide to high efficiency appliances and electronics. The Efficient Product Finder assigns an Efficiency Score to products in a range of categories, including small, TVs, computer monitors, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers, water heaters and more.
The online guide is easy to use. Visit the Efficient Product Finder website, choose a product category, compare features, benefits and find the true cost to own and operate that product. Enter your ZIP code to find the product at a retailer near you or click on one of the online stores to get the offer shown. Products that qualify for a rebate are clearly marked and you can redeem your rebate via email. Simply send in a picture of your receipt and you will receive a Visa gift card for the rebate amount which you can use anywhere Visa is accepted.
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.