Shopping for energy efficient appliances and electronics is relatively easy. Major appliances, and electronics must meet minimum Federal energy standards, and these products must carry an EnergyGuide label with consumption information. If it exceeds the minimum standards, products also carry an ENERGY STAR® logo. The most efficient appliances often cost almost the same as ones with average efficiency.
Cut back on filtration time: Reduce the filtration time to three hours a day, and increase by half-hour increments if the water doesn’t stay clean looking. A Center for Energy Conservation study found that homeowners who decreased the filtration time to three hours saved 60% of their pump’s electricity use.
With the myriad innovations and features on the market, it's an ideal time to buy a new television. Look for the following features to find the right television for you that combines energy efficiency and exceptional image quality.
Your refrigerator uses the most energy of any appliance in your home if you consider that it runs 24 hours, seven days a week. According to ACEEE, there are 126 million refrigerators and 38 million freezers using 200 billion kWh a year.
Unless you cook a lot, more efficient cooking appliances won’t save you more energy. With stoves and ovens, efficiency often comes down to practicing efficient cooking habits. However, these appliances have long lives so it's worth considering efficiency when shopping for a new one.