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Replace Your Appliances With Energy Star Models

Reduce your home energy use and save money by purchasing energy efficient and Energy Star-rated appliances

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Choosing appliances for your home determines how much energy you consume and how much money you spend on energy bills each month. That’s why it’s important to choose energy efficient models that use less energy while still effectively completing their jobs. Appliances purchased before 1990 are often extremely inefficient, and replacing them with newer models can save you energy and money. One indicator to look for when buying new, energy efficient appliances is the Energy Star approval label.

Sponsored by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy, the Energy Star program works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by labeling energy efficient appliances, helping Americans save money on utility bills with more energy efficient homes—a total of $16 billion in 2007 alone. While they may cost a bit more up front, Energy Star appliances use less energy (anywhere from 10% to 70%, depending on the appliance) than their conventional counterparts, reducing your energy consumption and lowering the cost of your energy bill. Energy Star ratings can help you make an informed decision about finding and choosing the best appliances for your home.

 

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  • Ready to start replacing your old appliances and save money on your utility bills? Sign up for the goal on ecomii Action and track your progress.
  • To find Energy Star-rated appliances and fixtures for your home, visit the Energy Star website

 

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1. ENERGY STAR. About ENERGY STAR. Available From: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=about.ab_index [1 July 2008].

2. Freed, Eric Corey. Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies, p. 328. Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing, 2008.

 
 
 
 
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