Big appliances with small energy consumption

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Major appliances like refrigerators, washers and dryers, and dishwashers are often a big chunk of monthly utility bills. And if you’ve had these appliances for over a decade, then you’re spending much more than you actually need to. With current technology, these appliances consume less energy and can save you a lot on your utility bill. For example, if you buy one of today’s most energy efficient refrigerators, it will use less than half the energy of a model that’s twelve years older. One of the best ways to choose an energy efficient appliance is to look for the Energy Star label.

Energy Star label

To get this government-backed label, they have to meet certain requirements. All these appliances carry an Energy Guide that allows you to compare the typical annual energy consumption. You’ll be getting a more efficient appliance without sacrificing any performance or features.

Most energy efficient appliances cost more initially, but they’ll save you money in the long run. It soon pays for itself, because lower monthly bills over the lifetime of the appliance will more than offset a higher purchase price. In fact, one of the requirements of earning the Energy Star label is that the machine must save enough money on energy usage to offset the extra cost of buying it.

Here’s more information about major appliances which use less energy:

Energy Star refrigerator

If you’re thinking of replacing your refrigerator, a new one consumes 75 percent less energy than those produced in the late 1970s. If you will go one step further and buy an Energy Star refrigerator, your new model will save you an additional 15 percent or more by employing better insulation, more efficient compressors and more precise temperature control and defrost mechanisms.

Washer dryer combo unit

The energy efficiency of standard top loading washers has doubled over the last two decades. The Energy Star top loaders have become as energy efficient as front loaders. A washer-dryer combo unit is literally a washer and a dryer combined into one appliance. This system saves you energy because very little heat is lost and at the same time very little energy is used to raise the temperature back to drying levels.

Energy efficient dishwasher

A new energy efficient dishwasher not only saves energy, but is also uses less water with its efficient motors. This saves money on both your water and electric bill. The newest Energy Star dishwashers are 25 percent more efficient than the minimum federal standard, as they have sensors to determine the water temperature and length of the wash cycle needed.

These appliances are not only efficient as they save you money, but are also environment friendly!

Guest blogger: Divya

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