Home appliances are something we use everyday and with expensive up front costs can be a hard decision to make when to replace them. Sometimes we are in the right situation to replace them, sometimes the decision is made for us. Newer appliances on the market today are a lot more efficient than their predecessors, which not only means a reduction in your energy bill each month but a lesser impact on the environment. But how do you know you are buying the most efficient appliance? Look for the EnergyStar symbol!
EnergyStar is a government backed symbol for energy efficiency providing consumers with unbiased and trusted efficiency information on the products they purchase. Visit their website at EnergyStar.gov for useful information and tools to make sure you are buying the most cost effective and efficient appliances for your home!
EnergyStar Appliances Fast Facts!
- ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher will save, on average, 3,870 gallons of water over its lifetime
- More than 68 million refrigerators are over 10 years old, costing consumers $5.5 billion a year in energy costs
- If all clothes dryers sold in the US were ENERGY STAR certified, Americans could save more than $1.5 billion each year in utility costs and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from more than 2 million vehicles
- A new ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer uses 316 kWh of electricity and can save you about $35 a year on your utility bills compared to a standard model