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 familyâ€™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 familyâ€™s environment by reducing the amount of pollution emitted into our atmosphere and protecting our natural resources.
AÂ guide to energy-efficient appliances:
There are two labels that will help youÂ identify energy efficient appliances, the Energy Guide label and the EnergyÂ Star logo. These labels provide useful information on the performance of eachÂ appliance. The Energy Guide format makes it easy for the customer to compareÂ between the various models and brands that are available. The Energy Star logoÂ identifies exceptional products that save energy, water, the environment andÂ money.
The Energy Star label will help youÂ identify efficient products. This rating is given to appliances thatÂ substantially exceed the Federal minimum requirements on energy efficiency.Â This rating is collaboration on efforts by the Department of Energy, theÂ Environmental Protection Agency, and the product manufacturers. The appliancesÂ that are labeled with the Energy Star logo include clothes washers,Â dishwashers, refrigerators, and room/window air-conditioning units. A completeÂ list of appliances can be found on their official website www.energystar.gov
EnergyÂ Guide Label
The bright yellow background and black textÂ identify the Energy Guide label. Federal standards, set by the Federal TradeÂ Commission, require that retailers display this label for consumers. ClothesÂ washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and water heaters are allÂ required to display the label.
Â§Â Decide on the size and style. Make sure that your newÂ appliance will fit. Also, remember that you will need enough room to open theÂ door or lid fully and to have enough clearance for ventilation.
Â§Â Estimate how much the appliance will cost to operate.Â Since these products are designed to last 10 to 20 years, the differences onÂ your monthly energy bill can add up. Use the Energy Guide to compare the energyÂ use of different models.
Â§Â Compare different brands and models. How energy-efficientÂ is it? How much water does it use?
Â§Â Find a place to shop. Factors to consider include theÂ selection available, price, reputation or reliability and warranties.
Â§Â Donâ€™t make a purchase decision until you think youÂ understand your choices and the trade-offâ€™s you are making.