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.
Further, companies are manufacturing ACs to meet/exceed the guidelines set by the ENERGY STAR program and EnergyGuide
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
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).
The biggest improvements have been with washing machines and refrigerators,'' said Bob DiBella, an energy expert with Nexus Energyguide
, a private company that analyzes consumer energy use and sells energy-efficient products through their Web site, www.
Look for the ENERGY STAR[R] and EnergyGuide
The black and yellow EnergyGuide
labels, which by law must be affixed to all machines, will tell you how much energy the appliance consumes and how that compares to competitive brands.