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Solar tubes can help to bring natural light into your home, which can help to reduce your reliance on artificial light. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, solar tubes can reduce electric lighting costs by up to 20%.
What You Need to Do
Step 1Engage a lighting fitting vendor to evaluate the potential and install solar tubes in places that are dark during the day.
Step 2Be sure to select materials with at least an energy performance profile outlined below.
U value of 0.40 or less. SHGC of 0.40 or less
How do products qualify for ENERGY STAR®? What does it mean?ENERGY STAR® is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. Products can earn the ENERGY STAR® label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR® product specifications. ENERGY STAR® qualified products use as much as 50% less energy than standard products.
Where can I find contractor to help me complete recommended projects?Through our Contractor Marketplace, you can search for contractors and find the right fit for your project. You find out details about the contractor such as what types of certifications they have and where they are located. You can also directly find reviews when available. From there it is easy to connect and get started with your projects. A quality installation of equipment increases the benefits and efficiency of your new equipment.
Why should I ask my contractor about the most energy efficient products?Energy efficient products usually have lower operating costs and frequently qualify for rebates.
If I complete this measure, can I track my savings over time?If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.