Three Ways to Be a Part of the Change
April 21, 2022
Provided by Jill Vohr, ENERGY STAR® Labeling Branch, US Environmental Protection Agency
Communities around the country have begun the transition to a clean energy future. More and more of the electricity we use is being generated from clean, renewable sources instead of fossil fuels, which pollute the air and contribute to climate change. This Earth Day, you and your family can be part of this transition by using energy wisely. Make your energy choices count, not only for a healthier climate, but to save money on your energy bills and improve the health and comfort of your home.
1. Save Energy
Products that earn the ENERGY STAR label are independently certified to save energy and help protect the climate. Using less energy saves you money on household energy bills, while reducing your overall carbon footprint. The less energy we use, the sooner we can complete the transition to clean, renewable energy.
2. Switch to Green Power
By choosing to use electricity generated by renewables such as wind and solar instead of polluting fossil fuels, you will be supporting a cleaner energy supply and making a difference in the fight against climate change. Take advantage of opportunities in your community to choose green power as the energy source for your home.
3. Home Upgrade
Start planning now to tackle this set of six high-impact energy efficiency improvements for your home, including upgrading to heat pump technology for heating, cooling and water heating. The elements of an ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade are designed to work together to deliver significant energy and cost savings – on average more than $500 a year — and can also help you transition from fossil fuels for a cleaner, healthier and more comfortable home.
Rheem® is an award-winning partner and member of the ENERGY STAR Manufacturers Council supporting the promotion of ENERGY STAR certified efficient electric water heaters, including the important role heat pump technology plays in the ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade.
Learn more at energystar.gov/EarthDay