How a Product Earns it’s ENERGY STAR Label

The ENERGY STAR label is there to make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort. So how does a product earn the ENERGY STAR label? It has to meet certain specifications set by the EPA. Some of them  include:

  • A product must contribute significant energy savings nationwide in there category. 
  • A product must deliver certain features and performance that consumers want, and still have increased energy efficiency.
  • If the product costs more than the other less-efficient product, purchasers will be able to recover their investment in increased energy efficiency through utility bill savings, within a reasonable time period.
  • The product’s energy consumption and performance can be measured and verified with testing.

Make sure to keep a look out for the ENERGY STAR label on your your next shopping adventure or check out the ENERGY STAR website for a complete list of products.


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