The ENERGY STAR program takes product failures seriously by monitoring all CFL early failures. If you experience an early failure of an ENERGY STAR qualified CFL, please bring it to our attention by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the manufacturer's name and product model number. You can also visit the manufacturer's web site to find customer service contact information to inquire directly with them about a refund or replacement. ENERGY STAR CFL's must last a minimum of 6,000 hours. At an average usage of 3 hours per day, the CFL should last about five and a half years. Many qualified CFLs exceed 6,000 hours, and manufacturers may assert higher hours on the packaging. Manufacturers producing ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs are required to offer at least a 2-year limited warranty (covering manufacturer defects) for residential applications.
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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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energy savings at home
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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