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Did You Know? Appliances can account for about 12 percent* 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.

Refrigerators | Clothes Washers | Clothes Dryers | Freezers | Air Purifiers | Room Air Conditioners

Refrigerators

An older refrigerator uses nearly twice as much energy as a new ENERGY STAR refrigerator.

You can save more than $270 over the next five years and reduce your carbon footprint by 3,600 pounds when replacing an older refrigerator with one that's earned the ENERGY STAR.

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Refrigerators

ENERY 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 - Opting out of having an icemaker dispenser could provide your household with savings. Refrigerators with icemakers increase a refrigerator’s energy use by 14-20% and oftentimes cost more.

Source: energystar.gov


Clothes Washers

On average, a new ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer uses only 14 gallons of water per load, compared to the 20 gallons used by a standard machine and can save you about $35 a year on your utility bills.

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Clothes Washers

ENERY STAR® - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR 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 percent 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 $245 in energy bills over the life of the product.

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Clothes Dryers

ENERY 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


Freezers

If your freezer is at least 15 years old, replacing with an ENERGY STAR model could save you $175 over the next 5 years.

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Freezers

ENERY 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


Air Purifiers & Cleaners

ENERGY STAR certified room air purifiers are 40% more energy-efficient than standard models, saving consumers about 225 kWh/year and $30 annually on utility bills. These savings could add up to $220 over its lifetime!

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Air Purifiers & Cleaners

ENERY 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 40% more energy efficient than the 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 percent less energy and, on average, cost less than $70 per year to run.

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Room Air Conditioners

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


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*Source: energystar.gov
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