ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.
Improving your home's energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR can help to lower high energy bills, improve comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about the many ways to save in your home and track your progress with "My ENERGY STAR" - your new dashboard to savings.
A new home or apartment that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments use significantly less energy than typical new homes and apartments while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
Ask for an ENERGY STAR model. When buying a refrigerator, request an ENERGY STAR qualified model to ensure it is energy efficient.
Check the yellow EnergyGuide label. Use this label to determine the models energy use, compare the energy use of similar models, and estimate annual operating costs. Learn How to Use the EnergyGuide Label.
Consider buying a refrigerator with a top-mounted freezer. Models with top-mounted freezers use 10–25% less energy than bottom-mount or side-by-side models.
Purchase an appropriately sized refrigerator. Generally, the larger the refrigerator, the greater the energy consumption. The most energy-efficient models are typically 16–20 cubic feet.
Consider skipping the ice-maker and dispenser. Automatic ice-makers and through-the-door dispensers increase energy use by 14–20%. They also raise the purchase price by $75–250.