The Federal Government had proposed a program that direct incentives will be provided to homeowners who invest in improving the energy efficiency of their homes or buildings. This is known as the Home Star Program and the Energy star is a standard set for all the electrical and consumer products to enhance energy efficiency whenever they are used.
These home star energy homes use those electrical appliances and devices that have the Energy Star logo. Appliances and equipment such as computers, kitchen appliances, heating and cooling systems, etc. have to be energy rated so that the energy auditors can rate the building accordingly.
Upon usage of energy rated heating and cooling systems like heat pumps, boilers, air conditioning system, furnaces, thermal systems, etc., the utility bills can be lowered to a great extent. The future benefits would be investing low in the building maintenance and saving lot of costs through a monthly reduction in the utility bills.
The Home Star Energy Homes have a better air sealing thus reducing the outdoor air penetrating through the building. The duct sealing prevents the air from the attic or basement entering into the ducts and avoid lessening the efficiency of the heating and cooling systems in a home.
The Energy star qualified lighting fixtures and equipment reduce energy costs thus saving a lot on the operating expenses. The maintenance costs will be reduced with the usage of incandescent lighting. There will be reduced cooling costs because of the special feature Light Emitting Diode.
The products that are used in a Home Star Energy homes are very durable and have other convenient features like dimming, automatic daylight shut off, special motion sensors, etc. All the new homes that are constructed now follow strict guidelines for energy efficiency. They will be monetarily benefited by the Energy Star Certification for their homes.