The Rule seeks to help consumers consider the energy cost of consumer products by requiring yellow EnergyGuide
labels on certain appliances and other products.
The water heater had an EnergyGuide
sticker estimating its annual energy consumption of 270 therms/year.
Additionally, the changes affect the FTC EnergyGuide
label (yellow "hang tag") attached to the heating and cooling system which contains SEER and HSPF ratings for the unit.
In North America, there's the EnergyGuide
label, which shows the annual energy consumption and operating cost for each appliance for comparison.
The label would be similar to the familiar EnergyGuide
labels that disclose the annual operating costs and relative efficiency of specific appliance models.
Test results are printed on yellow EnergyGuide
label, which manufacturers are required to display on many appliances.
Look for Energy Star [R] label or an EnergyGuide
label when purchasing appliances and electronics
In cars, you can look for an EPA miles/gallon rating; with major household appliances, you look for the EnergyGuide
label for additional information.
Bearing the ENERGY STAR logo, the familiar yellow and black EnergyGuide
labels are found on most energy-using products subjects to minimum standards set by the federal government.
After first zeroing in on EnergyStar models, be sure to check out the accompanying yellow EnergyGuide
sticker, which gets down to the nitty-gritty and estimates how much energy the appliance uses, compares its energy use to similar products and lists approximate annual operating costs.
You'll find ideas on how landscaping can help curb energy costs, as well as a list of air conditioners with the Energy Star and EnergyGuide
is a mandatory labeling program created under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) and administered by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with assistance from the Department of Energy (DOE).