When you get up in the morning, and turn on the coffee maker. You may turn on several other appliances such as the dishwasher, clothes washer, and TV. You might then go for a shower, then dry your hair. After you come home from work, you may also turn on several appliances again, such as the oven, the entertainment center, and several lamps in the home. Just think about how much energy your appliances have used during the day. Energy Star appliances use the latest technologies to assure you are using the least amount of throughout your daily routine. Energy Star appliances replace many older appliances, even as recent as 1994. Some older appliances causes other appliances in the home to work harder. If you turn on an oven in the summer the air conditioner will be working harder. Older top loading clothes washers use more water, which makes your water heater work harder. Rebates for Energy Star appliances are available from FederalEnergyIncentives.org.
Most appliances that are powered by electricity can be found with Energy Star certification. This includes more than 60 categories of appliance. Some examples are refrigerators, washers, electronics, lighting, major appliances, and more. Performance of Energy Star rated products is typically at least 10% more than non-rated products. Many states offer tax incentive or rebates. Most appliance more than 15 years old cost more to use and should be replaced with Energy Star rated appliances. Energy Star dishwashers are at least 10% more efficient. Energy Star refrigerators are typically at least 20% more efficient.
As an example, the benefits of using a more energy efficient and less water consumptive clothes washer go way beyond just the washer itself. Here are some of the benefits:
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