Energy Star Equipment- Naperville, IL

Energy Star Equipment- Naperville, IL

One of the largest consumers of energy in your home are your appliances and HVAC equipment, such as your refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, furnace and air conditioner. However, there is a specific type of equipment out there that you can purchase that are specialized equipment which are more energy efficient than standard equipment, that type being certified Energy Star equipment. What you may not have known is that Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) which was originally formed in 1996 and was designed to not only help homeowners save money, but to protect the environment through energy efficient practices and products.

Energy Star Equipment has been very successful in saving money for consumers and has saved more money in utility bills that you may imagine. According to Energy Star, Americans who followed the program’s guidelines saved enough energy in 2010 to cut greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 33 million cars AND saved a collective $18 billion on household utility bills.

Here are a few important points of information regarding Energy Star Equipment:

  1. Energy Star Equipment covers a wide variety of appliances, including refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, furnaces, air conditioners, coolers, and more. In fact, there are over 60 Energy Star Equipment categories.
  2. Did you know that heating and cooling costs account for about half of a home’s utility bill? The installation of Energy Star equipment can significantly lower the heating and cooling costs for your home, which in turn will have a significant decrease on your overall utility bills.
  3. Don’t think that Energy Star Equipment performs at a lower level than regular equipment because it’s saving you money. Energy Star Equipment will provide you the same (if not better) quality of work than non-Energy Star Equipment while saving you energy costs at the same time.
  4. Though Energy Star Equipment may cost more than non-Energy Star Equipment, homeowners will recover the cost difference soon because of the amount of money they will save on utility bills.

If you have any questions regarding Energy Star Equipment or which Energy Star Certified HVAC Equipment Nortek Environmental, Inc. offers, please feel free to contact us at (630) 548-1500.