What is ENERGY STAR and Why Should I Care RIGHT NOW?


Hey all, there’s still some confusion out there about what exactly ENERGY STAR is and why it’s important. So let’s take a couple of minutes to make it clear …

ENERGY STAR is not a brand of appliance.

ENERGY STAR is not a law that appliance manufacturers have to follow.

ENERGY STAR is a voluntary labeling program designed in 1992 by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to identify and promote energy-efficient products to protect our climate by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

I want you to understand ENERGY STAR appliances because there are at least three reasons why you may want to upgrade to one before the end of this year:

  • On average, replacing older appliances with ENERGY STAR rated appliances means you can save 30% on energy costs without sacrificing features, style or comfort.
  • There are often Federal and State tax credits available for purchasing ENERGY STAR rated appliances.
  • Utility companies offer rebates for ENERGY STAR and right now SoCalGas is offering its largest rebates ever. From now until the end of 2020 SoCalGas is offering an additional 50% rebate for qualifying ENERGY STAR appliances.

Bottom line, if you’ve been considering an appliance purchase it appears to be a good time to upgrade to a new ENERGY STAR rated one. To find out which appliances qualify go to http://SoCalGas.com/rebates.