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Understanding Eco-Friendly Appliances

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Understanding Eco-Friendly Appliances

Energy Star qualified appliances can cost more than standard models at the time of purchase. While you may be paying a higher up-front cost, you’ll be using less energy and water—which will lower your utility bills. Just how much can these appliances save you over time? Are they truly worth it? Let’s take a look at the numbers.

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Freezers

  • Traditional Freezers
    • Estimated Yearly Electricity Use: 509 kilowatt hours (kWh)
  • Energy Star qualified Freezer
    • Estimated Yearly Electricity Use: 356 kWh

Estimated savings per year: $38 (30% savings)

Dish washer

Dishwashers

  • Traditional Dishwashers
    • Estimated Yearly Electricity Use: 330 kWh
    • Estimated Yearly Operating Cost: $24 to $35
  • Energy Star qualified Dishwashers:
    • Estimated Yearly Electricity Use: 282 kWh
    • Estimated Yearly Operating Cost: $24 to $30 (savings of up to 15%)

Estimated savings per year: $5 (15% savings)

Washing machine

Washing Machines

  • Traditional Washing Machines
    • Estimated Yearly Electricity Use: 477 kWh
    • ]Estimated Yearly Operating Cost: $29-$51
  • Energy Star Qualified Washing Machines
    • Estimated Yearly Electricity Use: 128 kWh
    • Estimated Yearly Operating Cost: $9-$14 

Estimated savings per year: $20-37 (73% savings)

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