ENERGY STAR Certification: What It Means For You, Your Home & Your Pocketbook

ENERGY STAR Certification: What It Means For You, Your Home & Your Pocketbook

 

You’ve probably seen the ENERGY STAR Certified sticker on an electrical product or appliance. Labels began appearing on products in the mid-nineties, and by 2006, more than 40,000 ENERGY STAR products were available in a wide range of major appliances.[1] In fact, you probably have some in your home – but what does that Certification really mean for you, your home and your pocketbook?

 

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. In 1992, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced ENERGY STAR as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.[2] ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality.

 

ENERGY STAR delivers the technical information and tools that organizations and consumers need to choose energy-efficient solutions and best management practices. ENERGY STAR has successfully delivered energy and cost savings across the country, saving businesses, organizations, and consumers $24 billion in 2012 alone.[3]

 

via energystar.gov
via energystar.gov

 

Three of Aerus’ best selling units – the Guardian Angel, the Guardian Air Platinum and the Origins Water System – are all ENERGY STAR Certified. The Lux Guardian Air Platinum requires no more power than an average light bulb, and the Guardian Angel uses less than 30 watts on high power.

 

 

Sources:

[1] http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=about.ab_milestones
[2] http://www.energystar.gov/about/history
[3] Ibid

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