As energy prices soar and the movement to be green continues to gain momentum, Southern California homeowners are continually looking for ways to be more energy efficient. From televisions to refrigerators and air conditioners, you want the most efficient appliances for your home.

However, it can often be difficult to compare the energy efficiency of two different appliances. This is where ENERGY STAR comes in.


In an effort to reduce greenhouse gasses and other harmful pollutants, ENERGY STAR was started in 1992 to make it easier for consumers to find energy efficient products. ENERGY STAR is run jointly by both the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

How a Product Earns the ENERGY STAR Label

The familiar blue ENERGY STAR label on a product means the qualified appliance will help you save money on your energy bills, compared to non-ENERGY STAR labeled products. For an appliance to receive the label, it must meet specific requirements, as established by the EPA.

An ENERGY STAR labeled product must:

  • Contribute significant energy savings compared to the bulk of similar products available
  • Deliver the features and level of performance expected by consumers
  • Make up the difference in purchase price through energy savings on your utility bills
  • Pass tests that verify both its energy efficiency and the overall quality

Reduce Energy Consumption with ENERGY STAR

According to ENERGY STAR’s website, it is estimated that ENERGY STAR products have helped homeowners save $230 billion on utility bills and prevented 1.7 billion metric tons of carbon pollution.

You can save money on energy bills, help the environment, and reduce carbon emissions by purchasing energy efficient ENERGY STAR products and appliances. With thousands of products across over 60 categories, you are sure to find a way to save.

Look for ENERGY STAR labels on:

  • Lights
  • Televisions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computers
  • Washing Machines
  • Air Conditioners
  • Heaters
  • Water Heaters
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators
  • Heat Pumps

The next time you are looking for a new electrical appliance, look for the symbol of energy savings and efficiency – the blue ENERGY STAR label.

If you are searching for an energy efficient air conditioner or heater that will cut your utility costs, schedule a free in-home estimate with Service Champions.

Service Champions has been faithfully serving the residents of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties to become the best air conditioning and heating company in Southern California.