Reduce the energy consumption of your appliances with Energy Star


energy star microwave ovens

I always dread electricity bills, especially around the holiday season when the kitchen is over-used and electrical appliances around the house keep running throughout the day. Regular kitchen appliances like the blender, refrigerator, oven, etc. use up a lot of energy. And this eventually reflects on the electricity bill.

So, this time when I refurbished my kitchen, I decided to switch them with eco-friendly and Energy Star certified gadgets instead. Not only will these gadgets help you conserve electricity, they drastically reduce your monthly expenditures too. Here’s a list of energy draw and cost that various household appliances draw:

  • The approx average wattage for microwave ovens is about 1,500. On an average, a microwave used for about 5 hours at 8 kilowatts, costs about $0.58. The high usage cost can be around $3.49. In comparison the Energy Star microwave ovens cost of operation and energy consumption is much lower.
  • The approx average wattage for clothes dryer is about 5,000. On an average, the dryer is used at low levels for about 6 hours at 30 kilowatts/ hour, resulting in a cost of $2.33. If used for 28 hours then the costs would come to $10.86.
  • An 1,800 wattage with a 14 kilowatt/ hour usage costs $1.12 and $5.59 for 72 kilowatt/ hour usage

Energy Star certified appliances don’t cost you more. But in the long run, they drastically reduce your electricity bills and help you save more. And all of this is done with the focus on conserving energy and creating a greener environment.

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