In 2022, it’s no secret that consumers have prioritized energy efficiency. If you’re looking for a way to make your home more energy-efficient, upgrading to Energy Star Certified appliances is the solution. A lot of people are unsure precisely what that certification means, though.
What is an Energy Star Certification?
The US Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is always looking for ways to make American homes and businesses more efficient. Over 20 years ago, they devised the idea to create an Energy Star Certification for products that meet certain efficiency requirements.
Windows, appliances, siding, and even entire buildings can receive an Energy Star Certification if they meet the required standards set by the department. When you see an Energy Star Certification on a product, you know it’s an efficient product. View the complete list of Energy Star Certification requirements here.
Are Energy Star Appliances Good Quality?
A big concern for consumers is whether an Energy Star Certified product is of the same quality as a non-certified product. The short answer is yes, Energy Star Certified products are good quality! That’s one of the requirements to earn the certification.
Manufacturers must prove that their Energy Star product is as good as or better than the less efficient counterpart. Efficient products also tend to have a longer lifespan, saving you money on repurchasing a replacement in the future. When an Energy Star product does need to be replaced, it’s easier to recycle the old product.
Reasons to Make the Switch to Energy Star Certified Appliances
There are many reasons to switch to Energy Star Certified appliances, but most of those can be summed up into 2 categories.
- First, you’ll save money! Energy Star products are more efficient. That means less water, electricity, and other resources are used to operate the appliance. This helps to keep monthly costs low for homeowners.
- Second, you can feel good about purchasing an Energy Star Certified appliance. You’re doing your part to battle climate change and the environmental crisis by using a more efficient product. Even if you aren’t someone who spends a lot of time worrying about their carbon footprint, there’s no denying that it feels excellent morally to be more efficient!
If you’re interested in switching to Energy Star Certified appliances, contact Cape Cod Energy Solutions today! We have access to a large inventory of Energy Star Certified products to meet every homeowner’s needs. We can also help identify other areas of your home that could benefit from Energy Star products. Start making your home more efficient today!