With summer almost here, lots of people are looking for ways to keep cool without the cost. So Energy Star is going to help. Heating and cooling runs the average household about $975 a year. That’s nearly half the home’s total energy bill.
For over 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings, and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs. As well as close to 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. All while achieving broad emissions reductions.
Beyond the energy bill, there’s also a cost to the environment. Did you know that the energy used in the average house can cause about twice as much greenhouse gas emissions as the average car?
That’s why the experts at ENERGY STAR are sharing tips and tricks for summertime savings.
Much more than a consumers’ guide for appliances, the ENERGY STAR program is widely used for building performance benchmarking. It’s used by many cities and states. It’s also leading to improved efficiency and reduced cost. Since its creation, the voluntary program has saved consumers $430 billion – $34 billion in 2015 alone – while operating on an annual administrative cost of only $57 million. The cost-benefit for businesses (and the economy) is a no-brainer.
There are a number of ways to get involved, here’s how:
Take a look at these new animated graphic on air flow in the home: