Products that save energy & help prevent climate change

Cordless Phones

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Cordless Phones ENERGY STAR qualified cordless phones, answering machines, and combination units perform much more efficiently and use about half the energy of standard units by incorporating improved energy performance features such as switch-mode power supplies and "smart" chargers.

Earning the ENERGY STAR means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Home electronics that have earned the ENERGY STAR deliver exceptional features, while using less energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the fight against climate change.


Current Specification Effective Date: November 2008

Telephony products originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR in 2002.

Cordless Phones Key Product Criteria: ENERGY STAR

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What else should I look for when buying a cordless phone?

In addition to energy performance, there are many other important operating and convenience features to consider when shopping for cordless phones and cordless phone/answering machine combination units.

Analog vs. Digital


Dual/Multi-Handset Capable

Considering a Combination Unit?


Did You Know?

US households spend approximately $100 annually — roughly 8 percent of household electricity costs — to power devices while they are in a low power mode. Home electronics including audio, video, and telephony products account for 40% of low power mode consumption.