When you choose appliances, such as heater and air conditioners, what you want to look for is the Energy Star. The Energy Star label means that the product will help consumers save money through energy efficiency.
So how does a product get an Energy Star? The product must have these certain specifications in order to earn this government-back symbol on it.
- Product categories must contribute significant energy savings nationwide.
- Certified products must deliver the features and performance demanded by consumers, in addition to increased energy efficiency.
- If the certified product costs more than a conventional, less-efficient counterpart, purchasers will recover their investment in increased energy efficiency through utility bill savings, within a reasonable period of time.
- Energy efficiency can be achieved through broadly available, non-proprietary technologies offered by more than one manufacturer.
- Product energy consumption and performance can be measured and verified with testing.
- Labeling would effectively differentiate products and be visible for purchasers.
For more details, visit Energy Star online.