To reduce the amount of energy used in your home, look for the Energy Star label when buying appliances, heating and cooling systems, electronics, and lighting for your home. In order to earn an Energy Star rating, products have to meet strict government standards for energy efficiency.

If just 10% of homes in the U.S. switched to Energy Star appliances, it could reduce greenhouse gases the equivalent of planting 2 million acres of trees. Learn more about saving energy in your home by visiting the U.S. Department of Energy website.

Watch the video above to find out more.


Did you know that your home can cause twice as much greenhouse gas emissions as a car? Some of the major culprits are your appliances, heating & cooling systems, and electronics. That’s why it’s more important than ever to purchase Energy Star appliances for your home.

An Energy Star appliance is designed to use 10%-50% less energy and water than standard appliances. Little changes like that add up, too. If just 10% of the homes in the U.S. were to switch to Energy Star appliances, it would be like planting nearly two million new acres of trees.

Now, unfortunately, just like so many other green efforts, it will cost more money for these appliances, so if an Energy Star is just too far out of your budget, at least consider energy efficient models. You can get some great tips for purchasing appliances from the U.S. Department of Energy’s web site.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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