On Energy Star Day and every day, look for the blue label – Michigan (.gov)

by | Oct 12, 2022 | Energy

As part of ENERGY STAR Day, today’s edition of MI Environment highlights how using products with the ENERGY STAR label saves energy and money, and helps curb climate pollution.
Look for the ENERGY STAR label on products from lighting to appliances and electronics to heating and cooling equipment to save energy, save money and help protect the climate. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR label are independently certified to meet strict energy efficiency specifications set by the US EPA. Many local utilities offer rebates on ENERGY STAR certified products. Visit the website to find products and rebates.

Low to no cost tips for saving energy
Higher fuel and electricity prices don’t have to turn into higher energy bills if you take steps to be more energy efficient. Start today by taking low or no cost steps to use less energy. And make a plan, when replacing old equipment or upgrading your home, to look for the ENERGY STAR label and take advantage of rebates offered in many parts of the country to help make your investment in energy efficiency more affordable. It pays off in the end—on average, a home equipped with ENERGY STAR certified products uses 24% less energy for an annual energy bill savings of about $450.
ENERGY STAR recommends starting with:
Lighting
Replacing your five most frequently used light fixtures or the bulbs in them with ENERGY STAR certified bulbs can save nearly $40 a year in energy costs. ENERGY STAR certified LED light bulbs provide high-quality light output, use up to 90% less energy, and last 15 times longer than standard bulbs, saving money on energy bills and replacement costs.
Heating/Cooling
Installing an ENERGY STAR certified smart th …

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