Appliances

 

Appliances that have earned the
ENERGY STAR can save you
$70 a year in energy costs,
while protecting the environment.







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ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers use about 37% less energy and use over 50% less water than regular washers. Many qualified clothes washers also have a greater capacity than conventional models, meaning fewer loads of laundry.

Clothes Washers

The average American family washes almost 400 loads of laundry each year. It's a good thing families can cut their related energy costs by about a third - and the water costs by more than half - just by purchasing a clothes washer with the ENERGY STAR label.

  • Over the life of your new ENERGY STAR qualified washer, you'll save enough money in operating costs to pay for the matching dryer. With your water savings, you could fill three backyard swimming pools.
  • Is your washer over 10 years old? Replace it with a new ENERGY STAR qualified washer and you could save $135 each year on your utility bills. That's like getting your High Efficiency (HE) detergent free year round.

ENERGY STAR qualified models are, on average, 10% more energy efficient than non-qualified models.

Dishwashers

DishwasherENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers use advanced technology to get your dishes clean while using less water and energy.

  • Trim your utility bills - Do you have a dishwasher made before 1994? If so, you're paying an extra $40 a year on your utility bills compared to owning a new ENERGY STAR qualified model. Replace one of these old dishwashers with ENERGY STAR and save enough money to pay for dishwasher detergent all year.
  • Save loads of water - A dishwasher built before 1994 wastes more than 10 gallons of water per cycle compared to owning a new ENERGY STAR qualified model. Replace one of these old dishwashers with ENERGY STAR and save enough water each week to wash 3 loads of laundry in an ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washer.
  • Save the environment - Nearly 70 percent of U.S. electricity is generated by burning coal and natural gas, which releases greenhouse gasses and other air pollutants into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change and air quality problems. ENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers use less energy than conventional models, which helps reduce air pollution and combat global climate change. By reducing water consumption, ENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers also help protect our lakes, streams, and oceans.
  • Find out more ways to save water and help protect our nation's water supply.

Appliances that have earned the ENERGY STAR can save you $70 a year in energy costs, while protecting the environment.

Freezers

Improvements in insulation and compressors mean today's freezers consume much less energy than older models. Select an ENERGY STAR qualified freezer for maximum energy savings and the latest features.

  • Cut your utility bills.
    An ENERGY STAR qualified freezer uses 10% less energy than a new, non-ENERGY STAR qualified model.
  • The older the freezer, the higher your bills.
    If you purchased your freezer before 1993, it is costing you an extra $35 each year on your utility bills compared to a new ENERGY STAR qualified model. If you bought it in the 1980s, it's costing you an extra $70 each year.
  • Protect the environment.
    Nearly 70 percent of U.S. electricity is generated with coal and natural gas, which release greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere and contribute to global warming. ENERGY STAR qualified freezers use less energy and help us reduce our impact on the environment.

ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators are 20% more energy efficient than the minimum federal standard.

Refrigerators

Thanks to recent improvements in insulation and compressors, today's refrigerators use much less energy than older models. With an ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator, you can maximize your energy and dollar savings without sacrificing the features you want.

  • Slash your energy bills.
    ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators are required to use 20% less energy than models not labeled with the ENERGY STAR logo. Choose a new qualified model rather than a non-qualified model and cut your energy bills by $165 over the lifetime of your fridge.
  • Replace your old fridge for bigger savings.
    If you still have a fridge from the 1980s, replace it with an ENERGY STAR qualified model and save over $100 each year on your utility bills. Replace a fridge from the 1970s and save more than $200 each year! Use the ENERGY STAR Savings Calculator to find out exactly how much money you'll save by replacing your existing refrigerator.
  • Protect the environment.
    Nearly 70% of U.S. electricity is generated with coal and natural gas, which release greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere and contribute to climate change. ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators use less energy and help us reduce our impact on the environment.

Water coolers in homes and businesses consume about 5 billion kWh/year. ENERGY STAR qualified water coolers use about half of the energy of standard models.

Water Coolers

A standard hot and cold water cooler can use more energy than a large refrigerator. In fact,

  • Improved separation of hot and cold water to prevent mixing.
  • More insulation to better keep heated water hot and chilled water cold.
  • Improved chilling mechanisms.


Information Source: ENERGY STAR

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