ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade

For Partners Six Energy Efficiency Improvements

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The ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade is a carefully crafted set of six high-impact, energy efficiency improvements for your home. Designed to work together to deliver significant energy and cost savings, these upgrades can also help you transition from fossil fuels for a cleaner, healthier and more comfortable home. You can choose the improvements that make the most sense for your home and implement them at your own pace. 

Our energy supply is getting cleaner and more renewable every day. Taking action now can help you prepare for a clean energy future, while enjoying energy savings and a more comfortable home today. Count on ENERGY STAR to help you navigate the process and the new tax credits to provide even bigger savings.

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The preceding image contains the six areas of a home where efficiency improvements can be made: 1. Clean Heating and Cooling, 2. Super-Efficient Water Heater, 3. Smart Thermostat, 4. Well-Insulated and Sealed Attic, 5. High Performing Windows and Storm Doors, 6. Electric Ready

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Clean Heating and Cooling

Switch to an ENERGY STAR certified heat pump to save energy and money year-round. Find buying and installation guidance to help you choose the right equipment. Learn about incentives and savings and get tips for using and maintaining your new equipment.

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Well-Insulated and Sealed Attic

Sealing air leaks and adding insulation to your attic can help you be more comfortable at home while saving up to 10% on your annual energy bills. Learn how to check if you have the recommended insulation levels. Learn about insulation types and find guidance on how to hire a contractor to do the job for you.

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Super-Efficient Water Heater

Your water heater is the second-highest energy user in your home. Switch to an ENERGY STAR certified high efficiency water heater with heat pump technology and save over $300 every year. Learn about available incentives and find buying and installation guidance.
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High Performing Windows or Storm Windows

ENERGY STAR certified windows save you energy and money while improving home comfort. Replacing old, drafty windows with ENERGY STAR certified windows lowers household energy bills by an average of 12 percent. Further, low-emissivity, or low-e glass coatings on many ENERGY STAR certified windows also reduce UV sun damage to floors, carpets, and furniture.

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Smart Thermostat

For the average American household, almost half the annual energy bill goes to heating and cooling - more than $900 a year. Being smart about how you control your temperature settings will help you save money and stay comfortable in your home. Learn more about which thermostat is right for you, available incentives, and buying and installation guidance.

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Electric Ready

The future of home energy and transportation is electric. You can prepare by making your home ready for additional electric appliances, equipment and an EV charger. Learn why you should prepare now, what you need to do to make your home electric ready, and, when the time comes, what you need to know about buying an ENERGY STAR certified EV charger.