Maximizing Your Energy Efficiency

Thanks to the struggling economy as well as environmental concerns, many folks these days are trying to watch their energy consumption. It’s a double bonus: not only can they save money by becoming more energy efficient, but also they will be greener at the same time.

Of course, the average homeowner may not be aware of exactly what constitutes energy efficiency, so the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program is there with the all-knowing specifics and up-to-date advice for maximizing energy savings.

Whether you own a home or a business, you and your environment can profit from ENERGY STAR’s vast wisdom when making the purchase of any HVAC systems, plus major appliances like washers and dryers and even the installation of energy-saving light bulbs. That ENERGY STAR-compliant logo you see on their approved devices will mean big differences in both your energy bill now and the environmental footprint your current energy use leaves on future generations.

ENERGY STAR recommends looking for the highest possible Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) rating for the best energy savings. All equipment now has a yellow Energy Guide information label explaining how much energy the unit uses to operate, comparing it to similar models, and showing the estimated annual operating costs.

Although ENERGY STAR-approved apparatus might have a higher initial expense, calculating the savings they bring will show it will actually cost more not to replace those outmoded energy consuming apparatus. The energy bill goes down, the beneficial effects of becoming more “green” increase.

That sounds like something worth looking into.

For more information on anything ENERGY STAR-related, or to download their informative brochures on saving energy around the home or business, log on to their website at

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