See How Energy Star®-Certified Products Stack Up

Home Heating and Cooling, Home Lighting and Electronics, Home Tips

You’ve got options when you’re shopping for new appliances or electronics.

But how can you tell which products live up to the hype? Your pals at PSO are here to help!

We’ve crunched the numbers and looked at the data to determine why ENERGY STAR-certified products top the competition.

Find out why these five popular ENERGY STAR-certified products are “must-haves” when it comes to features and cost savings!

1.) ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump water heaters

Your water heater is likely your home’s second-biggest energy-user, after your HVAC, so switching to an ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump water heater makes sense – and saves a lot of cents. In fact, a family of four can save up to $350 per year and $3,750 over the lifetime of the unit. Just make sure you check out the EPA’s Water Heater Replacement Guide to see if your home is a good candidate for a heat pump water heater.

2.) ENERGY STAR-certified Electric Clothes Washer

Does your family run loads and loads of laundry? You need to upgrade to an ENERGY STAR certified electric clothes washer. By delivering superior efficiency and advanced features, an ENERGY STAR-certified electric clothes washer uses 25% less electricity than a standard model and uses 33% less water.

For bigger savings, select an ENERGY STAR-certified front load washer, which uses almost 45% less energy and 50% less water than a top load agitator washer. Plus, front load washers spin clothes much faster, extracting more water from clothes and reducing drying time.

PSO Rebate: $35

3.) ENERGY STAR-certified Electric Clothes Dryer

ENERGY STAR-certified electric clothes dryers use 20% less energy than standard models, saving you an estimated $20 in electricity each year. Plus, they feature improved sensors to stop drying when clothes are dry – saving you energy and prolonging the life of your clothes.

PSO Rebate: $35

4.) ENERGY STAR-certified Room Air Conditioner

ENERGY STAR-certified room air conditioners use up to 10% less electricity than standard models and cost less than $75 to run each year.

PSO Rebate: $25

5.) ENERGY STAR-certified SMART thermostats

The average household spends more than $900 a year on heating and cooling, nearly half of the annual energy bill. Dial up the savings and switch to an ENERGY STAR-certified SMART thermostat, featuring WiFi-enabled technology that lets you set and adjust your home’s temperature anytime and anywhere. On average, you’ll save up to 8% on your heating and cooling costs, or $50 per year.

PSO Rebate: $75

As you can see, switching to these popular ENERGY STAR-certified products is a great deal that pays for itself in no time, especially when you get a rebate from your pals at PSO!

But that’s not even a fraction of all the ENERGY STAR products that are available. Even if an ENERGY STAR product doesn’t come with a rebate from us, it’s definitely a smart investment. So visit their site to check out all they have to offer!