Energy-efficient Appliances

Energy-efficient Appliances

Energy-efficient appliances will reduce the amount of energy and resources you use, which, in turn, saves you money! Not only will this save you money year after year it will also give you an active role in revitalizing your family’s environment by reducing the amount of pollution emitted into our atmosphere and protecting our natural

Energy-efficient appliances will reduce the amount of energy and resources you use, which, in turn, saves you money! Not only will this save you money year after year it will also give you an active role in revitalizing your family’s environment by reducing the amount of pollution emitted into our atmosphere and protecting our natural resources.

A guide to energy-efficient appliances:

There are two labels that will help you identify energy efficient appliances, the Energy Guide label and the Energy Star logo. These labels provide useful information on the performance of each appliance. The Energy Guide format makes it easy for the customer to compare between the various models and brands that are available. The Energy Star logo identifies exceptional products that save energy, water, the environment and money.

Energy Star

The Energy Star label will help you identify efficient products. This rating is given to appliances that substantially exceed the Federal minimum requirements on energy efficiency. This rating is collaboration on efforts by the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the product manufacturers. The appliances that are labeled with the Energy Star logo include clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and room/window air-conditioning units. A complete list of appliances can be found on their official website www.energystar.gov

Energy Guide Label

The bright yellow background and black text identify the Energy Guide label. Federal standards, set by the Federal Trade Commission, require that retailers display this label for consumers. Clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and water heaters are all required to display the label.

Shopping Strategies:

§ Decide on the size and style. Make sure that your new appliance will fit. Also, remember that you will need enough room to open the door or lid fully and to have enough clearance for ventilation.

§ Estimate how much the appliance will cost to operate. Since these products are designed to last 10 to 20 years, the differences on your monthly energy bill can add up. Use the Energy Guide to compare the energy use of different models.

§ Compare different brands and models. How energy-efficient is it? How much water does it use?

§ Find a place to shop. Factors to consider include the selection available, price, reputation or reliability and warranties.

§ Don’t make a purchase decision until you think you understand your choices and the trade-off’s you are making.

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