What are Energy Star Appliances?

One of the many great things about choosing one of our homes in Collegeville PA at Freeland Square is the inclusion of Energy Star appliances. Besides the upscale design of our ideally located townhomes, you also benefit from the money-saving features that are the result of the inclusion of Energy Star appliances. You’ve probably seen the name, but here’s a little more information about why people choose these kinds of appliances.

Energy Star certification comes from strict energy efficiency standards for appliances, developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy. Any appliance that receives this certification uses less energy and should perform better than non-certified appliances. While much of the goal is to protect the environment and help fight climate change, there’s also the financial benefit for homeowners who have these appliances. Using less energy means you save money in the long run.

Inherently, the idea behind energy efficiency is using less energy to perform the same job. So this results in dishwashers and refrigerators using roughly 15% less energy than non-certified appliances. It may not seem like a lot, but that can add up significantly when you think about how much use both appliances get. Thermostats, lightbulbs, washers and dryers can all be Energy Star certified. They use less energy through designs that help them work more efficiently. This helps to reduce pollution and energy waste, thus helping the environment, but these appliances also make your home more comfortable and save you money on energy bills. For example, programmable thermostats mean you don’t have to have them running when you’re not at home, but they can be set to come on before you get home so that you have a comfortable home to return to.

The Energy Star rating makes it easy for you to see how much energy your appliances can save and it makes it easier to choose when it comes time to buy additional appliances and household goods, because they are clearly marked.

Our homes in Collegeville PA at Freeland Square feature numerous green design elements, not just with the use of Energy Star appliances, like the dishwasher and water heater. Our townhomes include an energy sealant system we use around doors, windows, and other areas to protect against air infiltration, keeping your home properly sealed, while also including a fresh air ventilation system to ensure a healthier environment within your home. These are just a few of the energy saving features including in the townhomes at Freeland Square. Contact us today to learn more about these energy saving, money saving, designer-styled homes.

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