In March, we set our clocks forward and Daylight Savings brings us out of winter hibernation, into the spring season. Spring is that time of year when we think about deep cleaning, purging storage, and getting back out in the yard. It's also a good time to think about taking charge of your energy bill and reducing your environmental impact.

In 2013 alone, Americans - with the help of ENERGY STAR - saved $30 billion on their utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions from more than 58 million vehicles.

Over 40% of US households knowingly purchased an ENERGY STAR-labeled product in the past year.

Why choose ENERGY STAR certified products?
For example, ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers:
  • Reduces water use (13 gallons compared to 23 gallons for standard models).
  • Approximately 70% of US electricity is generated by burning coal and natural gas, ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers use less energy and help us reduce our impact on the environment. You can save $40 a year on your utility bills compared to standard models.
  • Click here for more information regarding other products.

Make sure to look at the ENERGYGUIDE label when shopping for household products.

Click here to find product rebates and other special offers.

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Want to learn more about saving energy and money?
TrueNorth's emPower program holds educational sessions each month covering a different topic. Check out the RESOURCES section below to see where we will be holding these sessions for March. 

Topic for March Educational Sessions: ENERGY STAR Rebates

Educational Sessions (emPower will be holding educational sessions) check out the list of sessions for your area.
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