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Start Saving with Your Next Appliance Purchase

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.

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Clothes Washers

ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers use about 25% less energy and 33% less water than regular washers. Over the lifetime of the product, models that have earned the ENERGY STAR can save $380 in energy costs.

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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 about 20 percent less energy than conventional models without sacrificing features or performance, saving $215 in energy costs over its lifetime.

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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 moisture sensors or automatic cycle termination.

  • 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 costs and saves clothes from excessive wear and tear.

Source: energystar.gov


Refrigerators

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

You can save more than $300 over the next five years and reduce your carbon footprint by 9,000 pounds when replacing an older refrigerator with one that's earned the ENERGY STAR.

Recycle your old one to save even more plus keeping old refrigerant and foam from getting into the environment can prevent an extra 10,000 pounds of carbon pollution!

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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 - 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


Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers that have earned the ENERGY STAR are nearly 30% more efficient than non-certified models.

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Dehumidifiers

ENERY STAR - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR certified dehumidifiers use almost 30% less energy than a standard model.

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.

Usage & Features -These factors will help you determine which dehumidifier is right for you.

  • Capacity - A dehumidifier’s capacity is determined by the size of the space and the conditions in the space before dehumidification. Determine the square feet and existing conditions prior to purchasing your unit to ensure you select the correct model for your needs.
  • Placement - Place your dehumidifier away from sources of dust and dirt (which can clog coils and grills) and away from walls or furniture to allow better air circulation, this will help keep your unit running more efficiently.
  • Operating Temperature- If the space being dehumidified has temperatures that fall below 65° F, you’ll need to purchase a unit specified for use at lower temperatures to maintain optimal performance. Certain ENERGY STAR qualified models are available that are rated for use at temperatures as low as 42° F.
  • Built-in Humidistat - This device allows you to set the desired relative humidity (RH) level for the room. Once the room reaches the desired RH level, the dehumidifier will cycle on and off automatically and reduce energy consumption.

Source: energystar.gov


Freezers

Replacing your old freezer with one that has earned the ENERGY STAR could save you $195 over the next 5 years. Freezers that have earned the ENERGY STAR are at least 10% more efficient than the minimum federal standard.

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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


Heat Pump Water Heaters

ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters can save a household of 4 approximately $350 per year on its electric bills compared to a standard water heater and up to $3,750 over the lifetime of the unit.

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Heat Pump Water Heaters

ENERY STAR - Make sure the model is marked with the ENERGY STAR label to ensure it is energy efficient. ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters can save up to $3,750 in energy costs over its lifetime.

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

Usage & Features - These factors will help you determine which heat pump water heater (HPWH) is right for you.

  • Capacity - Estimate the gallon capacity you will need for your home’s HPWH. You can use your existing water heater’s capacity as a guide when discussing your needs with contractors.
  • Placement - Place your HPWH in an interior space that remains between 40° to 90° F year-round and provide 1,000 cubic feet of air space around the water heater. Units do not operate as efficiently in colder spaces.
  • Regular Maintenance - HPWHs require regular maintenance, including changing air filters to maintain peak performance. Review the manufacturer's operating instructions or ask your contractor for ways to keep your unit running efficiently.
  • Multi-Purpose - Some ENERGY STAR certified HPWHs, in addition to heating water, can provide additional benefits. During hot humid times of the year, the water heater can help cool and dehumidify the space it is installed in.

Source: energystar.gov


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  • *Source: energystar.gov