The Energy Star logo and rating can be found on a lot of appliances and other items that tend to be looked at as energy consumers. Here at solitaire Homes we’re committed to keeping your costs down both when you purchase your home and afterwards while living in it. This includes through utility bills. You’ve probably taken note that our manufactured homes come Energy Star rated. But, what exactly does that mean? Energy Star ratings influence how much you pay for utility bills and more.
According to their website, Energy Star is, “ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including about 40% of the Fortune 500®—partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions that improve air quality and protect the climate. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses save more than 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3.5 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions, equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 750 million cars. In 2018 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid $35 billion in energy costs.”
In order for a product to earn the rating they must meet several very strict guidelines. This includes:
- Offering significant energy savings nationwide
- Meeting the demands of customers by offering the proper features and performance
- If the product costs more than a competitor, it must offer greater savings over time, so they can recover the cost
- Energy savings can only be accomplished by using non-proprietary technology offered by more than one company
- Product energy consumption and performance can be measured with verified testing
Energy Star is one of the most trusted government labels out there, because of these strict guidelines. That means that when you purchase an Energy Star rated manufactured home from Solitaire, you can rest confident you’re not only getting the home of your dreams, you’re getting a home that will keep your family safe and save you money in the long run.
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