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ENERGY STAR FAQs

 

What makes a product ENERGY STAR?

ENERGY STAR® products are the same or better than standard products, but they use less energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR, they must meet strict efficiency criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the US Department of Energy. Since the products use less energy, they save you money on your energy bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants. Some examples:

  • ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators are at least 15% more efficient than the minimum efficiency standard.
  • ENERGY STAR qualified light bulbs (CFLs) use two-thirds less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and must meet additional operating and reliability guidelines.
  • ENERGY STAR qualified furnaces offer a rating of 90% AFUE or greater, which is about 15% more efficient than the minimum federal efficiency standard.

What types of products qualify for the ENERGY STAR label?

Nearly all products that use gas or electricity can qualify, including lighting products, heating and air conditioning, computers, office equipment, and refrigerators. For a complete listing of products, visit the ENERGY STAR website at energystar.gov.

Where can I find information on federal tax credits for energy efficiency improvements?

This website, energystar.gov/taxcredits will help you to learn what equipment may be eligible for federal tax credits.  Be sure to also consult your tax advisor.

Does New Jersey's Clean Energy Program provide rebates for the installation of new windows or insulation?

Currently there are no rebates offered for the purchase and installation of new windows or insulation. However, New Jersey's Clean Energy Program offers Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, a program that assesses a home's overall performance and energy efficiency looking specifically at improvements to insulation, duct sealing, heating and cooling systems, windows, doors, and appliances.  Additionally, there are federal tax credits available. We also encourage you to install ENERGY STAR rated windows to maximize your energy savings.

How can I do an energy audit of my home?

You can start with an online home energy analysis offered by your local utility to find out how you can begin reducing your energy use and saving money. Also, learn how you can save up to 30% on your energy bills by having a certified technician evaluate your home through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.  

Do you have a contractor list for air conditioning or furnace installations?

Yes.  A listing of HVAC contractors can be found in the Trade Ally Database. 

Are there incentives for businesses in New Jersey to use less energy?

Yes. New Jersey's Clean Energy Program offers rebates and free benchmarking assistance to commercial and industrial customers, as well as to schools and municipalities that want to reduce their energy costs. From simple lighting upgrades to complete retrofits, the NJ SmartStart Buildings Program and ENERGY STAR combine to help small and large users reduce their energy consumption.

What incentives are available for new construction in New Jersey?

The Program provides incentives for energy efficiency upgrades for both new homes and commercial buildings being newly constructed.

How should I recycle a compact fluorescent bulb (CFL)?

For recommendations on the safe recycling of compact fluorescent light bulbs, visit recycleabulb.com.  There are also some retailers (such as Home Depot) who are collecting CFLs at stores as part of their recycling program.  Or, contact your local county's recycling center.

How should I clean up a broken compact fluorescent bulb (CFL)?

Because CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends the following clean-up and disposal guidelines.

 

 


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