Using ENERGY STAR® qualified products, including lighting, a programmable thermostat, a furnace, and new insulation.
$1,150 | 11,000 kWh
12,000 lbs. CO2
If you want to make a difference in the fight against climate change, your home is a great place to start. In fact, an average home contributes twice the amount of greenhouse gases to the environment as an average car! EPA’s ENERGY STAR offers many tools to help you use less energy at home, which means less greenhouse gas emissions. Learn how to assess your home and improve its overall efficiency.
Where Does My Money Go? See the breakdown of typical energy expenses for a single family home.
MAKE A PLAN. Use ENERGY STAR’s Home Advisor to get specific recommendations on home improvement projects to increase energy efficiency and comfort for the area where you live — whether you choose do–it–yourself or hire a qualified professional.
LOOK FOR THE STAR. Choose products that have earned the ENERGY STAR label. These products meet strict guidelines to help you save money while offering the features consumers want and helping to protect our environment. Products with the ENERGY STAR label are available in more than 60 product categories — including new homes.
GO ROOM–BY–ROOM. Take a room–by–room tour of ENERGY STAR @ home and learn what you can do this spring to save energy, save money and help protect our environment in your own home.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS. Use ENERGY STAR’s Home Energy Yardstick to compare your household's energy use to others across the country. Get your score now, take the ENERGY STAR Pledge, and then come back in 12 months to see how you’ve improved.
GO WHOLE–HOUSE. Find out if Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is available in your area. Through this program, specially–trained contractors will evaluate your home using state–of the–art equipment and provide recommendations to improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. They can also help you get the work done right!