CFLs

CFLs

Compact fluorescent lamps last significantly longer and use less energy than standard incandescent bulbs.

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Energy Star Labeled Programmable Thermostats

Energy Star Labeled Programmable Thermostats

Space heating and cooling account for more than 40% of the average home's energy use. Energy Star labeled programmable thermostats can save energy and money while still maintaining comfort by reducing the amount of time heating and cooling systems operate.

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ENERGY STAR® Qualification Criteria for Residential Doors

ENERGY STAR® Qualification Criteria for Residential Doors

Many doors don't have any glass (like your front door), but even doors with lots of glass (like a sliding patio door) have lower glass-to-frame ratios than windows or skylights. This means doors can provide more insulation than a window or skylight can.

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Energy Star Qualification Criteria For Residential Windows And Skylights

Energy Star Qualification Criteria For Residential Windows And Skylights

Use this chart from Energy Star as a reference for recommended window and skylight specifications for your climate zone.

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Energy Star Qualified Clothes Washers

Energy Star Qualified Clothes Washers

When you replace a ten year or older clothes washer with a new, Energy Star qualified model, you can save up to $135 annually on your utility costs.

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Clean Up and Disposal Guidelines for CFL Bulbs

Clean Up and Disposal Guidelines for CFL Bulbs

CFL bulbs are energy efficient, saving you money on your home's lighting costs. However, due to trace amounts of mercury contained in CFLs, burnt out bulbs should be disposed of properly through a local recycling program.

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Energy Fact Sheet: Clothes Washers

Energy Fact Sheet: Clothes Washers

High-efficiency clothes washers can save you hundreds of dollars annually on your home's energy costs and thousands of dollars annually on your home's water expenses.

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Facts About Energy Guide Labels

Facts About Energy Guide Labels

The EnergyGuide label can help you find the most energy efficient appliance to meet your home's needs. Appliances have one of two labels, either showing annual energy use for the appliance or one that shows the energy efficiency of the appliance.

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Buying an Energy Efficient Home

Buying an Energy Efficient Home

Whether purchasing a new home or a previously owned home, consider not only the price of the home, but also the operating costs of the home.

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Energy Star Qualified Heat Pump Water Heaters

Energy Star Qualified Heat Pump Water Heaters

Energy Star qualified heat pump water heaters can save the average household almost $300 annually on its electric bills compared to a standard electric water heater.

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Energy Star Qualified Gas Storage Water Heaters

Energy Star Qualified Gas Storage Water Heaters

Energy Star qualified gas storage water heaters are a great choice for energy savings, performance, and reliability.

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Energy Star Qualified Solar Water Heaters

Energy Star Qualified Solar Water Heaters

An Energy Star qualified solar water heating system can cut your annual hot water costs in half, and is generally designed for use with an electric or gas back-up water heater.

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