In the current tough economic climate, we are all looking for ways to save on our outgoings, especially inescapables like household bills to heat and cool our homes. But what if you could achieve this, and at the same time help the planet - bit of a no brainer? The Energy Star program means you can take action to reduce these costs and also benefit the environment.
Energy Star is a government backed initiative, running since 1992, designed to help us improve energy efficiency in our homes and workplaces. It is a U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program, which since its inception has attracted over 275,000 homeowners.
The program, which is identified through the Energy Star logo, has helped customers, ranging from small school districts to large multinational companies, save nearly $230 billion on utility bills. The benefits for the environment are also clear - Energy Star has prevented more than 1.7 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions from entering our atmosphere.
The Energy Star brand, represented by the Energy Star logo, is well recognized across the country. A recent survey showed that more than 80 percent of Americans recognize the Energy Star logo - a figure which has more than doubled since 2000.
The process starts with an assessment of your home, which generates a report detailing the most effective changes you could make. Typical changes include sealing air leaks and adding insulation, replacing windows and installing renewable energy systems. This whole house energy improvement approach can help you have a warmer home in winter, a cooler house in summer and reduced energy bills all year round.
The national program connects you with local program sponsors, who then put you in touch with participating contractors. These contractors are specially trained to understand how your home operates, identify health and safety issues, and make recommendations tailored to your circumstances on how to increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Our technicians at Thermacon Service Company provide air conditioning and heating services to the Golden Triangle and Southwest Louisiana. We can help you get involved with the Energy Star program and start saving money today.