Launched in 1992, ENERGY STAR provides consumers with simple and useful energy-saving information. A joint program with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the ENERGY STAR brand is recognized for quality, high-performance, energy and cost-saving products and programs.
Eversource is a proud ENERGY STAR partner and has been recognized again in Connecticut as a “Partner of the Year” by the DOE and EPA.
We’ve been honored for a variety of programs and services, including our in-home energy-improvement service, Home Energy Solutions; our heating and cooling, new construction and municipal benchmarking programs; and overall customer use of ENERGY STAR-certified lighting and appliances. In fact, our innovative heating and cooling program grew by 180 percent over the last two years as we connected even more customers to ENERGY STAR-qualified furnaces, natural gas boilers, natural gas water heaters, heat pump water heaters, ductless heat pumps, air source heat pumps and central air conditioning units.
How can ENERGY STAR help you?
1.) Identify energy-efficient appliances. While keeping that old spare refrigerator in your basement may seem like a good idea, it could be costing more money and consuming more energy than you realize. Replacing a refrigerator that is more than 10 years old with a new ENERGY STAR-certified unit can save up to $100 per year on your electric bills.
Additionally, some ENERGY STAR home appliances such as heat pump water heaters, clothes washers and dryers, freezers and air conditioners, may qualify for money-saving incentives and rebates. Always look for the ENERGY STAR label when buying appliances.
2.) Save money on lighting. ENERGY STAR-certified LED bulbs last as much as 15 times longer and use about 70-90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. There is a wide variety of ENERGY STAR LEDs to meet your needs, including dimmable bulbs, and a range of wattages, sizes and light color options. To find out how much money, energy and emissions you’ll save by switching to LEDs, check out ENERGY STAR’s light bulb savings calculator.
3.) Are you considering buying or building a new home? ENERGY STAR-certified homes combine greater comfort and quality with lower energy costs. Eversource’s residential new construction program provides incentives and rebates for building to high-performance standards, and guidance from energy experts on building best practices, the ENERGY STAR certification process, equipment and latest material options.
Ready to see how ENERGY STAR can work for you? For more information on energy efficiency programs and rebates, visit the Save Money & Energy pages on www.eversource.com.
EE WITH ENOCH
Enoch Lenge is Eversource’s energy efficiency spokesman. If you’re a member of the media and would like to arrange an interview with Enoch, please contact a member of the Media Relations team.