EPA Unveils Online Tool to Increase Consumer Awareness of Home Energy Use

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Consumers have to deal with many obligatory costs that come with owning a home – property taxes, insurance, utilities, maintenance and furnishings are just a handful of them. Energy costs can also put a big dent in a household’s budget. Reflecting a growing market concern for reducing energy costs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed an online tool called ENERGY STAR @ home that helps homeowners save money by saving energy.

Users can navigate a virtual home and click on various rooms to receive tips on how they can make smarter choices and better manage their energy usage, from unplugging power adapters when equipment is disconnected or fully charged to using the right sized pot on stove burners. It also directs users to ENERGY STAR®-qualified products that improve comfort and convenience and lower electric bills.

As the cost of living continues to rise, it’s our duty as building and PR professionals to educate and help consumers save where they can. This fun, interactive tool makes it easy and convenient to do so – two valuable qualities in today’s hustle-and-bustle world. Check it out here.

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