Select ENERGY STAR® Appliances

Dishwashers | Water Coolers | Dehumidifiers | Advanced Power Strips | Refrigerators | Freezers | Clothes Washers | Clothes Dryers | Air Purifiers | Room Air Conditioners | Electric Vehicle Chargers

Start Saving with Your Next Appliance Purchase

Did You Know? Appliances can account for about 12%* of your home’s energy costs, so upgrading to energy-efficient appliances can help save you money on energy bills month after month. Start saving energy today by upgrading to ENERGY STAR® certified appliances, and make your home more energy efficient.

Dishwashers - $25 INSTANT DISCOUNT**

Dishwasher technology has dramatically improved over the past decade resulting in energy-efficient dishwashers using 12% less energy and costing approximately $35 in utility costs annually! ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers also save 3,870 gallons of water over its lifetime. That means savings on energy and water bills!*

Receive an instant $25 discount at participating retailers** when you purchase a qualified ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher.

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Dishwashers

ENERGY STAR® - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers are 12% more energy efficient than standard models.

Energy Guide label - Typically provides information on how much money you might save or spend over the dishwasher’s lifetime. When purchasing a dishwasher, compare the energy use of similar models to estimate annual operating costs.

Consider Size & Wash Cycle Options - Standard-capacity dishwasher will cost more to operate than compact-capacity models. Choose an appropriate model for your household and don’t forget to review the wash cycle options so you have choices that will best fit a variety of cleaning modes such as lightly soiled, water-saving, and no-heat dry.

Source: energystar.gov


Water Coolers - $25 INSTANT DISCOUNT**

Water coolers provide a convenient way to access cold, hot, and room temperature water. ENERGY STAR certified water coolers save 30% more energy than standard models. That’s a $70 difference over the life of the product.*

Receive an instant $25 discount at participating retailers** when you purchase a qualified ENERGY STAR certified water cooler.

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Water Coolers

ENERGY STAR® - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR certified water coolers are 30% more energy efficient than standard models.

Energy Guide label - Typically provides information on how much money you might save or spend over the water cooler’s lifetime. When purchasing a water cooler, compare the energy use of similar models to estimate annual operating costs.

Consider the Different Types of Water Coolers Available on the Market - Convenience, space, and needs of the household should be considered when deciding on a type of ENERGY STAR water cooler.

  • Bottled Water Coolers - compatible with refillable 3 or 5 gallon water bottles
  • Point of Use Water Coolers - these units usually require a plumber for installation and are connected directly into your cold water line so they refill automatically.
  • Filtered Point of Use Water Coolers - For those that find the taste of their tap water unappealing you can use a built-in filtration system to remove silt, odors, chlorine and other chemicals.
  • Storage Tank or On Demand Water Coolers - Some water coolers rely on internal storage tanks. Others offer “on demand” hot and cold.
  • Countertop Water Coolers - a great option when you don’t have the space for a full size bottled water cooler.

Source: energystar.gov


Dehumidifiers - $20 INSTANT DISCOUNT**

ENERGY STAR certified dehumidifiers use nearly 30% less energy than standard models by having more efficient refrigeration coils, compressors, and fans. That kind of savings could power your ENERGY STAR refrigerator for 2 full months!*

Receive an instant $20 discount at participating retailers** when you purchase a qualified ENERGY STAR certified dehumidifier.

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Dehumidifiers

ENERGY STAR® - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR certified dehumidifiers are 30% more energy efficient than standard models.

Energy Guide label - Typically provides information on how much money you might save or spend over the dehumidifier’s lifetime. When purchasing a dehumidifier, compare the energy use of similar models to estimate annual operating costs.

Consider Location and Conditions - Be sure to review the size of the space and the conditions of the space when a dehumidifier is not in use to ensure you purchase a dehumidifier that will fit the needs of your home.

Source: energystar.gov


Advanced Power Strips - $10 INSTANT DISCOUNT***

Installing an advanced power strip in your home is a quick and easy way to start saving money while making your household a little more energy efficient. With traditional power strips, devices will continue to use energy if they are plugged in. Advanced power strips can actually cut power off and save energy since they are able to detect when a device is in standby mode.

Receive an instant $10 discount at participating retailers*** in the Potomac Edison service territory when you purchase qualified ENERGY STAR certified advanced power strips.

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Advanced Power Strips

Consider using "advanced" power strips to reduce the power consumed by task lighting, computer accessories, fans, space heaters, and other miscellaneous plug loads in cubicles and offices. Many electronic products continue to draw power from the wall even when they are powered off. Since it's not always practical to unplug these items whenever you leave your desk, "advanced" power strips can effectively do so for you. There are three types of "advanced" power strips:

  • Timer-equipped. These power strips have outlets that are controlled by programmable timers. Devices plugged into them can be scheduled to automatically turn off or on at designated times of day or night.
  • Occupancy sensing. Occupancy sensing power strips have outlets that are controlled by a motion detector. Devices plugged into them can automatically turn off or on in response to your physical presence, or after a user-defined period of time elapses (e.g., anywhere from 30 seconds to 60 minutes).
  • Current sensing. These power strips can automatically turn several outlets off or on when they detect that a monitor (plugged into the "master outlet") either enters a low powered sleep mode, is turned off, or is turned on. Used in combination with monitor power management features, these power strips can turn just about any electric device off and on automatically.

Refrigerators

ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators are about 9% more energy efficient than models that meet the federal minimum energy efficiency standard.*

By properly recycling your old refrigerator and replacing it with a new ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator, you can save more than $200 over the lifetime of the product.*

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Refrigerators

ENERGY STAR® - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient.

Energy Guide label - Typically provides information on how much money you might save or spend over the refrigerator’s lifetime. When purchasing a refrigerator, compare the energy use of similar models to estimate annual operating costs.

Consider Size - The greater the size of the refrigerator, the more energy will be consumed. The most energy efficient models are typically 16-20 cubic feet. Consider your family’s needs and get the size that is right for your household.

Special Features - Consider buying a refrigerator with a top-mounted freezer. A top-freezer refrigerator that has earned the ENERGY STAR uses less energy than a 60-watt light bulb.*

Source: energystar.gov


Freezers

An estimated 38 million separate freezers are currently in use in the United States. Over 17 million of these freezers are more than 10 years old, costing consumers $1.3 billion per year on their energy bills. Replacing your old freezer with one that has earned the ENERGY STAR could save you $195 over the next 5 years.*

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Freezers

ENERGY STAR® - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR certified freezers are about 10% more energy efficient than the minimum federal standard.

Energy Guide label - Typically provides information on how much money you might save or spend over the freezer’s lifetime. When purchasing a freezer, compare the energy use of similar models to estimate annual operating costs.

Consider Size & Style - The greater the size of the freezer, the more energy will be consumed. Another factor to consider is an upright freezer vs. a chest style freezer. Chest freezers typically offer more space and use less energy because the door opens from the top and less cold air escapes.

Source: energystar.gov


Clothes Washers

A full-sized ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer uses 14 gallons of water per load, compared to the 20 gallons used by a standard machine. That's a savings of more than 2,000 gallons of water, per year.*

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Clothes Washers

ENERGY STAR® - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers use about 25% less energy and 33% less water than regular washers.

Energy Guide label - Typically provides information on how much money you might save or spend over the washer’s lifetime. When purchasing a clothes washer, compare the energy use of similar models to estimate annual operating costs.

Consider Size - The proper size clothes washer is one that fits your usage needs.

Energy-Saving features - Choose clothes washers with energy-saving features such as;

  • Temperature controls allow you to reduce excess energy used to heat water.
  • Water level controls offer more flexibility to control water settings for smaller loads. This reduces energy by offering cycling times specific to the size of the load.
  • Presoaking allows for clothes to soak and get cleaner without the need to run a longer wash cycle.
  • High speed cycles allow for better water removal during the wash cycle. A high-speed cycle removes excess water from your clothes prior to starting the dryer cycle and results in shorter drying time and reduced energy usage.

Source: energystar.gov


Clothes Dryers

ENERGY STAR certified dryers use 20% less energy than conventional models using innovative energy-saving technologies. By replacing your old clothes dryer with an ENERGY STAR certified model, you can save $215 in energy costs over the lifetime of the dryer.*

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Clothes Dryers

ENERGY STAR® - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR certified dryers use about 20% less energy than conventional models.

Energy Guide label - Typically provides information on how much money you might save or spend over the dryer’s lifetime. When purchasing a clothes dryer, compare the energy use of similar models to estimate annual operating costs.

Energy-Saving features - Choose clothes dryers with energy-saving features such as a moisture sensor or cool-down period.

  • Moisture sensors trigger the clothes dryer to shut off when the load is dry. This helps save money by not having the dryer continue to run when the clothes are dry.
  • Automatic cycle termination keeps your clothes from over-drying. This saves on energy cost and saves clothes from excessive wear and tear.

Source: energystar.gov


Air Purifiers & Cleaners

Remove dust and pollen for cleaner air with an ENERGY STAR certified room air purifier. At 60% more efficient than standard models that translates to saving over 500kWh/year and $60 on utility bills. Those savings can add up to $490 over its lifetime!*

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Air Purifiers & Cleaners

ENERGY STAR® - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR certified air purifiers are about 60% more energy efficient than standard models.

Energy Guide label - Typically provides information on how much money you might save or spend over the air purifier’s lifetime. When purchasing an air purifier, compare the energy use of similar models to estimate annual operating costs.

Consider Size & Placement - The greater the size of the air purifier, the more energy it will consume. Choose an appropriate model for the room and read the instructions to determine where to place your purifier to achieve optimum performance.

Source: energystar.gov


Room Air Conditioners

ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioners use 10% less energy and, on average, cost less than $75 per year to run.*

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Room Air Conditioners

ENERGY STAR® - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioners have better material and clearer instructions to avoid leaks around the unit, saving on energy consumption.

Energy Guide label - Typically provides information on how much money you might save or spend over the room air conditioner’s lifetime. When purchasing a unit, compare the energy use of similar models to estimate annual operating costs.

Special Features - Some ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioners come with connected functionality that gives you the ability to:

  • Turn the unit off remotely from your phone, computer and other devices;
  • Schedule temperature changes;
  • Monitor energy use

Source: energystar.gov


Electric Vehicle Chargers

For every mile, the cost to drive an Electric Vehicle (EV) is typically half of the cost to drive the same mile in a standard gasoline vehicle. Adding an ENERGY STAR® certified EV charger means more energy savings, safety, convenience, and smart technology.

ENERGY STAR EV chargers use approximately 40% less energy than standard models when in stand-by mode.

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Electric Vehicle Chargers

ENERGY STAR® - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR certified Electrical Vehicle (EV) chargers use 40% less energy when in stand-by mode than standard models.

Energy Guide label - Typically provides information on how much money you might save or spend over the EV charger’s lifetime. When purchasing an EV charger, compare the energy use of similar models to estimate annual operating costs. All ENERGY STAR models are safety tested and meet safety standards.

Consider the Type of charger you need - Vehicles that drive less than 40 miles per day or that have a plug in hybrid car can typically use a Level 1 charger. Vehicles that drive more than 40 miles per day or are a fully electrical vehicle typically need a Level 2 charger. Level 2 chargers are on average 10% more efficient than Level 1 chargers.

Consider Smart Technology - Some ENERGY STAR EV chargers can be networked which means remote power monitoring and control of the charging state of the vehicle.

Source: energystar.gov


Discounts are available to Maryland residential customers of Potomac Edison on qualified products purchased between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2023.


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  • *Source: energystar.gov
  • **Participating retailers for instant discounts are The Home Depot and Lowe's in the Potomac Edison service territory.
  • ***Ace Hardware, True Value, Ollie's Bargain Outlet, Habitat ReStore, Do It Best, Goodwill and Roses stores.