Buying a new appliance? There’s a cert for that.

Are you an Energy Star? 

Did you know that there are Energy Star certifications for more than 38 common household appliances? Well, now you know so the next time you are thinking about buying something new, make sure you are checking for those Energy Star  certifications. Take a look at the Energy Star appliances below to get more information and see which ones you can replace in your own home or visit the Energy Start website for more information.

Energy Star Appliance

Air purifiers

Energy Star air purifiers are 40% more energy-efficient than standard models, saving about 222 kWh/year and $25/year on utility bills.

If all the air purifiers sold in the U.S. were Energy Star certified it would be the equivalent of preventing greenhouse gas emissions from more than 980,000 vehicles.

Clothes dryers

Energy Star dryers use 20% less energy than standard models – they do so by utilizing energy saving techniques such as moisture sensors that can tell when clothes and dry and will turn off the dryer.

Clothes dryers are the #1 household appliance for biggest energy consumption. Also, that if all the dryers in the U.S were Energy Star certified it would save Americans $1.5 billion/year in utility costs and prevent greenhouse gas emission equivalent to more than 2 million vehicles.

Clothes washers

Energy Star clothes washers use about 25% less energy and 40% less water than standard washers – they do so by utilizing energy saving technologies, such as high-pressure spraying instead of soaking in a huge tub of water.


Energy Star dehumidifiers use energy efficient technology to remove the same amount of moisture, while using 15% less energy than a standard dehumidifier.

An Energy Start dehumidifier can save consumers about $100 over its lifetime, resulting in saving about 1,500 lbs. of greenhouse gas emissions.


Energy Star dishwashers use advanced energy saving technology, such as soil sensors, better water filtration, more efficient jets and innovative dish rack designs to save your money, water and environment.

Energy Star dishwashers are about $5 more energy efficient and 15% more water efficient than standard dishwashers.


Energy Star freezers are at least 10% more efficient than standard models. Almost half of the freezers in the U.S. are more than 10 years old and cost consumers $990 million/year on energy bills.

With Energy Star freezers you will save about $700 over the products’ life time.


Energy Star refrigerators are about 9-10% more efficient than other models, thanks to insulation and compressor improvements.

If all the refrigerators sold in the U.S. were Energy Star certified, the energy cost savings would be more than $400 million each year!

Ceiling fans

Energy Star ceiling fans are 60% more efficient that standard fan/light units through use of improved motors and blade designs.

Energy Star ceiling fans with lights can save you $175 in energy costs over the fan’s 10-year lifetime.

Light fixtures

Energy Star light fixtures use about 70-90% less energy and produce 70-90% less heat than standard models, they also last 10-25 times longer and have a manufacturer-back warranty of at least 3 years.

By replacing the 5 most commonly used light fixtures in your home with Energy Star models you can save $40 each year in energy costs.

Decorative Light Strings

Energy Star light strings use 50% less energy than standard incandescent light strings and can last up to 10x longer. Many of the Energy Star light strands use LEDs, which can use up to 90% less energy than the standard model.

Did you know?

If all decorative light strands in the U.S. were Energy Star models, over 2.4 billion lbs. of greenhouse gas emissions annually could be prevented, equivalent to about 235,000 vehicles.

Light bulbs

Energy Star light bulbs use about 70-90% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, last 10-25 times longer and save you about $30-$80 in electricity costs over its lifetime.

If every American home replaced ONE light bulb with an Energy Star certified one, we could save about $460 million in annual energy costs, prevent 6 billion lbs. of greenhouse gas emission/year, which is the equivalent of emissions from about 550,000 cars.


If all the computers old in the U.S. were Energy Star certified we could save $1 billion in annual energy costs/year, and about 15 billion lbs. of annual greenhouse gas emissions.

You can save energy with your computer by establishing sleep settings on your computer when it is inactive, not using screen savers, and not leaving games running in the background.

Pool pumps

Energy Star pool pumps can run at different speeds to match the pool operation with the appropriate speed.

By getting an Energy Start certified pool pump you can save over $1,000 in their lifetime, it will pay itself off in <2 years and run quieter as well as prolong the life of the pool’s filter system.


The average household own 24 electronics (Consumer Electronics Association) and take about 12% of the household electricity use. Energy Star certified equipment is up to %50 more efficient than the standard models. Energy Star equipment includes: home-theater-in-a-box systems, soundbars, MP3 speaker docks, audio amplifiers, AV receivers, shelf systems, DVD players and more.

If every TV, DVD and home theatre system bought in the U.S. was Energy Star certified, we could save about $150 million and prevent about 2 billion lbs. of greenhouse gas emissions/year.

Set-top boxes and cable boxes

Energy Star certified set-top boxes (STB) are about 35% more efficient than traditional models.

If every STB automatically entered a deep sleep state for just 4 hours a day, the energy cost savings could be up to $157 million/year.


Energy Star certified cordless phones, answering machines and combination units use about 50% less energy of standard models.

About 8% of a home’s electricity cost is due to devices in low power mode, 40% of this is audio, video, and telephone products.


Energy Star TVs are more than 25% more energy efficient than standard TVs.

If all televisions sold in the U.S. were Energy Star certified, we would save $620 million each year, preventing 9 billion lbs. annually of greenhouse gas emissions.

Water heater, whole home gas tankless

Whole Home Gas Tankless water heaters assist in only heating water when it is needed, which can save you money and help save the environment as well.

By heating water only when you need it, a family of four a more can save more than $95/year on gas bills.

Air conditioning

Energy Star air conditioning units use about 15% less energy than traditional models and could save you about $85 over the lifetime of the unit. The Energy Star unit allows you to use just the right amount of cooling so you are not wasting energy or money.