Change the World. Start with ENERGY STAR.

Save on Energy Bills this Summer - for Consumers and Businesses

Monday, May 22, 2006

No need for Americans to suffer in the heat this summer. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has new tools and advice for homeowners and businesses to keep money in their pockets, be comfortable, and protect the environment. The average family spends $1,900 a year on energy bills, nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. EPA has a new interactive tool, ENERGY STAR @ home, that allows homeowners to take a virtual tour of a home and learn how they can make energy-efficient improvements in each room.

EPA’s ENERGY STAR Challenge encourages businesses and other organizations to improve their energy efficiency by 10 percent or more. EPA has five steps to put your business on the path to significant savings, while helping to protect the environment, this summer and beyond.