ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade

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.

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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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SUPER-EFFICIENT WATER HEATER

Your water heater is the second-highest energy user in your home. Switch to an ENERGY STAR certified heat pump “electric hybrid” water heater and slash your utility bills by more than $300 a year.

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SMART THERMOSTAT

Upgrade your home’s thermostat to a new ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostat that will help you save energy and money. We cover everything you need to know to choose the ENERGY STAR certified model that’s right for you.

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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 to see if you have the recommended insulation levels.  Find guidance on insulation types and how to hire an insulation contractor to do the job for you.

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HIGH PERFORMING WINDOWS OR STORM WINDOWS

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

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ELECTRIC VEHICLE READY

Make your home ready for an EV and an ENERGY STAR certified charger. Learn why you should prepare now, what you need to make your home EV ready, and, when the time comes, what you need to know about buying a charger.

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