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2 2 What is ENERGY STAR? ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program that helps consumers identify energy- efficient products. ENERGY STAR qualified products: Save energy Save money Save the environment

3 About ENERGY STAR The ENERGY STAR mark ranks among the highest level of influence on product purchase among all consumer emblems, similar in ranking to the Good Housekeeping Seal. 3

4 ENERGY STAR Qualified Programmable Thermostat Criteria 4 ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostats are energy management systems for the home and are generally shipped with a pre-set energy saving program that: Has both a weekday and weekend option Allows at least four different temperatures to be set at different times of the day Must be accurate within +/-2 degrees Includes a feature to reduce the amount of auxiliary heat from a multi- stage heat pump Must match existing heating/cooling equipment cycle rate

5 5 ENERGY STAR qualified products use less energy and cost less to operate resulting in: Saving Energy Equals Saving Money The average home spends $2,000 a year on utility bills, about half of that going to heating and cooling. With proper use, programmable thermostats can save about $180 every year in energy costs.

6 Programmable Thermostat Proper Use Guidelines 6 Follow proper use guidelines to help keep your home comfortable and save you money. Keep the temperature set at the energy saving set points when no one is home or through the night (periods of at least 8 hours). Dont consistently over-ride the pre-programmed settings, which results in more energy use and higher utility bills. Be sure to set your thermostat on an efficient hold or vacation setting when going away for a few days. Choose a setting several degrees warmer in the summer and several degrees cooler in the winter.

7 Proper Use Guidelines 7 Cranking your unit up to 90 degrees or down to 40 degrees does not heat or cool your house any faster. Install your thermostat on an interior wall, away from heating or cooling vents. If your home has multiple heating or cooling zones, use a programmable thermostat for each zone to maximize comfort and savings. Dont forget to change the batteries each year.

8 8 Saving Energy Helps Protect the Environment If just one household in 10 bought ENERGY STAR qualified heating and cooling equipment, the change would prevent annual greenhouse gas emissions of 14 billion pounds, equivalent to the emissions of almost 1.2 million cars.

9 9 Why Buy ENERGY STAR? High quality performance Pre-set energy savings programs Touch pad screen programming Hold/Vacation features +/- 2 degree accuracy Digital, backlit displays Save money without sacrifice With proper use, programmable thermostats can save about $180 every year in energy costs.

10 10 Why Buy ENERGY STAR? ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostats allow for pre-set energy savings programs that maximize comfort and savings. SettingTimeSetpoint Temperature (Heat) Setpoint Temperature (Cool) Wake 6 a.m.70° F78° F Day 8 a.m.62° F85° F Evening 6 p.m.70° F78° F Sleep 10 p.m.62° F82° F

11 11 There are 49 manufacturer partners offering 284 ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostat models. [Retailer] offers qualified models by the following brands: [Honeywell] [Hunter] [Lux] [Golden Power] [Customize as appropriate] ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostat Brands

12 ENERGY STAR As Your Sales Partner 12 Create Business Value Differentiation Arm your staff with knowledge. Provide your customers products of choice. Grow your customer base Attract and retain customershelp your customers save money and watch them keep coming back. Partner with ENERGY STAR and increase sales and customer loyalty by providing energy savings and environmental benefits. Create Social Value Reducing energy use helps decelerate climate change by preventing greenhouse gas emissions. Lower energy bills for consumers and businesses. Boost your brands environmental image.

13 13 ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostats: Save about $180 every year, with proper use Ship with a pre-set energy-saving program Must be accurate within +/- 2 degrees Help prevent global warming by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions caused by burning fossil fuels at power plants ENERGY STAR Programmable Thermostat: Overview ENERGY STAR: The government-backed program dedicated to helping consumers protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR qualified programmable thermostats save energy, money, and the environment. ENERGY STAR is working with its industry partners to implement a consumer education campaign on the value and proper use of programmable thermostats.

14 14 SAVING ENERGY HELPS PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT To LEARN MORE, visit the ENERGY STAR Training Center page at: The ENERGY STAR Training Center is a user-friendly and easily navigable site containing training tools for partners. Users can navigate throughout three main categories to find training resources relevant to them: products, campaigns, utilities/energy efficiency program sponsors. Benefits: EASY: Access to all ENERGY STAR training materials and resources on your own. ACCURATE: The most current training materials to share with your sales associates for increasing the sale of ENERGY STAR qualified products and services. RELEVANT: A location for collaboration and idea exchange with other partners.

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