Energy Efficiency Tip – Use Energy Star Products

Oct 16, 2020 | Energy

The average household owns 24 electronic products, which account for roughly 12% of home energy use. When shopping for electronics, consider purchasing ENERGY STAR®-certified products, which can be 70% more efficient than conventional models.

ENERGY STAR certified audio/video equipment can be up to 70% more efficient than conventional models. Blu-Ray players that earn the ENERGY STAR label are, on average, 45% more efficient than conventional models.

The ENERGY STAR can be found on a wide range of equipment such as:

  • Home-Theater-in-a-Box Systems
  • Soundbars
  • MP3 speaker docks
  • Audio Amplifiers
  • AV receivers
  • Shelf systems
  • Blu-ray Disc players
  • DVD players

Consumers are increasingly considering the environment as they shop for home electronics and can feel good about purchasing ENERGY STAR certified products. Saving energy helps consumers save money on utility bills and protect the climate by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If each TV, DVD, and soundbar purchased in the U.S. this year were ENERGY STAR certified, we would save  more than $250 million and prevent 2.9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions every year, equal to the emissions from nearly 290,000 vehicles.

Source: www.energystar.gov