ENERGY STAR Online Tools

The Environmental Protection Agency offers a variety of tools to help people make home improvements, find energy-efficient products, bring energy efficiency practices to work and their communities, and get tips on how to save energy, save money and fight global warming.

ENERGY STAR Home Advisor

  • Get customized recommendations on home improvement projects.
  • Make a plan to get started.
  • Increase your household's energy efficiency and comfort.

Home Energy Yardstick

  • Compare your household's energy use to others across the country.
  • Get your score and recommendations for improvement.
  • Make your home improvements and come back in 12 months to see how much you've saved.


  • Take a room-by-room tour.
  • Learn what steps you can take to save energy, save money and help protect our environment.


  • Take a tour of an office.
  • See how you can help encourage changes in buildings to save energy where you work, shop, play and educate your children.

Rebate Finder

  • Find special offers in your city or state sponsored by ENERGY STAR partners, such as:
    • Sales tax exemptions or credits
    • Rebates on qualified products
    • Recycling incentives

Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

  • Learn about tax credits available for purchasing energy-efficient products.
  • Discover tax credits for home builders and tax deductions for commercial buildings.
  • Read frequently asked questions.


  • Kids can learn how to make a difference in the fight against global warming.
  • Find fun games and activities:
    • Solve puzzles with Horton from Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
    • Meet the ENERGY STARS -- saving our planet, one kilowatt at a time.
    • Watch the quickest global warming slideshow ever.


  • Be an ENERGY STAR . . . right in your own bedroom.
  • See tips on how kids can make big changes to save energy.


  • Watch video podcasts to learn how to properly set your programmable thermostate and how to make energy-efficient improvements at home and at work.
  • Listen to more podcasts about:
    • The ENERGY STAR program
    • ENERGY STAR computers and imaging equipment

ENERGY STAR Publications

  • Order free informational materials, such as these popular pieces to use for yourself and share in your community:
    • Guide to Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling
    • Do-it-Yourself Guide to Home Sealing
    • Bring Your Green to Work tip card



Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.