If you’re a homeowner, chances are you’ve heard the ENERGY STAR® name before. Perhaps you saw the blue label while shopping for a new dishwasher. Maybe you recently noticed the ENERGY STAR logo on your TV. You might even be in the process of switching to all ENERGY STAR certified appliances in your home.
For many homeowners here in Central Jersey, the ENERGY STAR name is synonymous with energy efficient appliances; but did you know that there are other ways that ENERGY STAR can make your home more energy efficient? We wanted to take a moment to answer your questions about the ENERGY STAR program and share how it can help you create a more energy efficient home.
ENERGY STAR: Helping Homeowners Save Energy
ENERGY STAR is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program designed to help homeowners conserve more energy at home. By certifying energy efficient products and providing simple, credible, and unbiased information about energy efficiency, ENERGY STAR helps homeowners take simple steps to save more energy and money.
Bringing ENERGY STAR into Your Home
There are a number of ways to bring the power of ENERGY STAR into your home. With over 300 million ENERGY STAR certified products on the market, you can start enjoying greater energy savings with a more efficient stove, refrigerator, washing machine, TV, ceiling fan — any home appliance or electronic you can name. But it doesn’t stop there.
Through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program, you can make your home itself more energy efficient. It all starts when you schedule an energy audit with a HPwES certified contractor. Your contractor will conduct in-depth diagnostic testing on your home — including its HVAC equipment, appliances, and insulation — to pinpoint which upgrades will help you save the most energy and money. They’ll even pair you with financing options and incentives that can help cover the cost of the work.
Here in New Jersey, homeowners who schedule a HPwES assessment and complete recommended upgrades may qualify for:
Up to $4,000 in rebates
0% interest financing up to 7 years
4.99% interest financing up to 10 years
Plus, you’ll start experiencing the wide range of benefits that come from having a more efficient home — such as less need to run heating and air conditioning equipment, longer lasting heating and AC equipment, and lower energy bills from month to month!
Princeton Air: Your Local ENERGY STAR Contractor
Princeton Air is a HPwES accredited and certified contractor, meaning the home upgrades we make are proven to help you save energy. We help homeowners increase home efficiency and comfort by conducting in-depth energy audits and installing energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, including furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, ductless mini splits, air conditioners, and water heaters.
If you live in Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, or nearby Bucks County and are looking for ways to save energy at home, talk to the team at Princeton Air. Starting with an energy audit, we’ll help get you on the path to greater energy savings.