Going green with ENERGY STAR 

With energy resources drying out at lighting fast pace, energy saving products are required in order to save up whatever natural resources we have left on our planet. However, this feat might sound easy but it’s definitely not.

by Noah Jones Thursday, April 14, 2011
With energy resources drying out at lighting fast pace, energy saving products are required in order to save up whatever natural resources we have left on our planet. However, this feat might sound easy but it’s definitely not. First and foremost there are very few companies that actually make energy efficient products and lastly only a handful of us actually use these energy efficient products. Nevertheless, ENERGY STAR and HERS Rater have launched an innovative campaign with the aid of the US Department of Energy to conserve energy by ratting products in accordance to their energy efficiency.

Saving the planet though sounds a really daunting feat to achieve however, if every one of us takes up the responsibility of conserving energy whilst using products then our planet might just be saved. So how does one recognize energy efficient products? Well, this is where ENERGY STAR comes into play. Initiated way back in the year 1992 by EPA the company soon got recognition from the US government as it now proudly associated itself with the US Department of Energy. EPA is responsible for ratting products based on their energy efficiency.

Saving energy doesn’t necessarily mean you just end up saving the planet. Well, there are lot more benefits attached than you can possibly imagine. First and foremost being, you end up saving your monthly electricity bills. The crucial facet about “green products” is that they use electricity only when needed. Secondly, by conserving energy, these energy efficient products end up enhancing their life cycle. Lastly, due to strict promotional reasons these products are usually moderately priced.

Products that are evaluated by companies such as ENERGY STAR and HERS Rater are usually phenomenally comfortable to use besides being supremely quite under all circumstances. Products that come rated via HERS Rater generally enclose a HERS index score to aid users come up on a conclusion. These ratings can especially be helpful whist buying products such as air conditioners and heaters as these are the products that make up most of the units within electricity bills. Going “green” on them would usually mean you converse loads of dollars.

Taking into view certain recent developments made by ENERGY STAR, home owners can now expect to save close to $200–$400 annually on their electricity bills with products based on general heating and cooling solutions. On the other hand, HERS Rater extended their services towards verifying solar installations. Solar powered homes are definitely the future of ‘home energy source’ according to HERS Rater as the company now looks to rate more and more products within this category in order to bring it to the mainstream product range.

Therefore next time when you buy an appliance for your home or business, always ensure that the appliance gets a high “Energy ratting”. However, make certain that the ratting comes from either ENERGY STAR or HERS Rater as these ratings come approved by the US government.

Considering using energy efficient products? Well if you are then its best that you buy products that come rated by ENERGY STAR : http://www.ntainc.com/green-building/energy-rating-services/energy-star.php or HERS Rater : http://www.ntainc.com/green-building/energy-rating-services/energy-star.php . To find more information on how you can conserve energy and save your monthly electricity bills, visit the links provided above.

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