Replacing incandescent bulbs with ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs right away, rather than waiting until they burn out is beneficial because you can begin to enjoy the energy savings right away. By replacing your home's five most frequently used light fixtures or the bulbs in them with ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs can save you more than $65 each year. ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs use 75% less energy while providing the same amount of light. You can save the incandescent bulbs for your fixtures where CFLs aren't suitable (like in a closet where the light would only be on for a few minutes at a time, or for a dimmable fixture if you don't have a dimmable CFL). CFLs provide the most savings in applications where the light is on for at least two hours a day.
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ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.
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Improving your home's energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR can help to lower high energy bills, improve comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about the many ways to save in your home and track your progress with "My ENERGY STAR" - your new dashboard to savings.
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A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the US EPA. ENERGY STAR certified homes use 15-30% less energy than typical new homes while delivering better comfort, quality, and durability.
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