The second highlight of Hiles’ advice is his endorsement on buyers’ and renters’ insistence upon the appliances that are newly rated by ENERGY STAR. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched ENERGY STAR voluntary labeling program in 1992 and since then, purchasing decisions were smarter. Purchases made by consumers and program partners on energy efficient products reached 320 million in quantity every year, resulting to $31 billion worth of savings on power bills. “With ENERGY STAR appliances, your electric bills will reduce by up to 50%,” he says.

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