Here, at Bud Bartley Family of Builders, we take pride in our affordable green homes. We know that environmental impact is an important topic for many, and saving money while saving the planet doesn’t hurt either! That’s why we install Energy Star certified appliances in our homes. Did you know that that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that approximately half of the $2,000 annual spend on homeowners’ energy bills come from your kitchen appliances alone?
The EPA and the Department of Energy (DOE) created the Energy Star certification system to identify appliances that significantly reduce energy consumption, improve the air quality in your home, and lower your energy bills. While it’s true that most, if not all, Energy Star appliances are more costly than non-certified equipment, the savings you make will pay for the equipment itself, and give some spare change throughout the year on top of that. In fact, Energy Star certified appliances can save up up to half of the energy you consume in a day!
By law, all Energy Star certified appliances need to have an EnergyGuide label on them. This label consists of the model number, size and capacity of the appliance, features, and estimates of the average energy use and operation costs per year. In addition, the labels consist of a comparison chart that will show you similar, non-certified models, and their average energy use and operation costs per year. Below, we’ll break down a rough estimate of the savings you’ll enjoy when using these types of Energy Star certified products.
- HOUSEHOLD AIR CONDITIONERS