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.