Sears and Energy Star®

Save money, save energy and help protect the environment by purchasing energy efficient appliances, home electronics, computers and heating and cooling equipment with the ENERGY STAR label from Sears. Make it a lifestyle.


What is ENERGY STAR Certification?

In short, ENERGY STAR certification is a voluntary, government-supported certification that recognizes energy efficiency in many appliances, electronics and other high-energy use products. If a specific product has an ENERGY STAR label, it has passed a series of stringent requirements set forth by the EPA. But what exactly does all that mean for you? When a specific brand or product earns this rating, you can rest assured that it offers substantial energy savings.


How Do I Save Money?
ENERGY STAR helps you make energy-efficient choices that save money on your utility bill by using less energy to do the same amount of work. The average annual energy bill in the U.S. is $1,300. By choosing ENERGY STAR certified products from Sears, you may be able to cut that bill by up to 30 percent.



How Do I Help the Environment?

Most electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels. This adds tons of pollutants to the atmosphere. These pollutants can cause respiratory disease, smog, and acid rain. Carbon dioxide contributes to global climate change. At Sears you can purchase the same quality products with the features you desire, but by looking for the ENERGY STAR label, your purchases will have less impact on the environment because they use less electricity.



What does it have to do with Lifestyle?

Everything. Sears and ENERGY STAR are working together to bring you the energy efficient products you need for your home and office. Even better – they're easy to identify by looking for the ENERGY STAR logo. Each year the typical house adds more greenhouse gas pollution through emissions of carbon dioxide than the average car. If all households and businesses in the U.S. purchased ENERGY STAR certified products instead of conventional new equipment, the national annual energy bill would be reduced by about $100 billion over the next 15 years, and the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would be equivalent to taking 17 million cars off the road for each of those fifteen years.



While running those old appliances might seem thrifty, they could actually be costing you more money in the long run. Upgrading to ENERGY STAR designated appliances not only can save on operating costs and utilities, but it also can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Check out the chart below to see how replacing common appliances in your home can have a positive impact on the environment and save you money.



ENERGY STAR is a voluntary partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, local utilities, product manufacturers and retailers. For more information on ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov.