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Appliances account for 21% of yearly energy use for a typical household in your area.
Why? ENERGY STAR certified products use as much as 65% less energy than standard models. The ENERGY STAR label can be found on a variety of products for your...
Save up to $65 per year, varies by item
88 people do this
Why? Your dishwasher uses considerable energy, especially in terms of hot water. If your dishwasher was manufactured before 1994, replacing it with an ENERGY...
Save up to $15 per year
40 people do this
Why? A stand-alone freezer can be one of the biggest energy users in your home, so try consolidating all your frozen foods into your refrigerator's freezer before...
Save up to $50 per year
12 people do this
Why? Clothes dryers use more energy than any other household appliance, and they are a big contributor to your monthly energy bill. If you are planning to replace...
Save up to $25 per year
28 people do this
Why? A typical clothes dryer uses up to four times more energy than a new clothes washer. Hang-drying laundry saves energy and reduces wear and tear on clothes,...
Save up to $90 per year
66 people do this
Why? Washing your clothes uses a sizable amount of energy, especially if you use warm or hot water. About 90% of the energy consumed for washing clothes is used to...
152 people do this
Why? Your dishwasher uses a great deal of energy, especially for heating water. There are several steps you can take starting today — with no up-front investment —...
114 people do this
Why? Dehumidifiers can be very useful for maintaining comfort and preventing the growth of mold and mildew — yet they use a surprising amount of energy. A standard...
Save up to $35 per year
Why? The condenser coils on the back of your refrigerator are used to transfer heat from the inside to the outside of the unit. If the coils are dirty or dusty,...
Save up to $10 per year
80 people do this
Why? If the seal on your refrigerator or freezer door isn't doing its job, your appliance could be leaking some of the cooled air it produces. But you don't need...
38 people do this
Why? If you keep it on all the time, an air purifier can use more electricity than a new refrigerator. ENERGY STAR® certified models use 40% less energy...
11 people do this
Why? Ventilating fans in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, utility room, and other rooms can be effective in controlling moisture, especially if the fans vent...
Save up to $30 per year
18 people do this
Why? Hang-drying is the most energy-efficient and low-cost approach to drying clothes. When circumstances do not allow for hang-drying, you can still save some...
138 people do this
Why? Washing your clothes uses a significant amount of energy, especially if you use warm or hot water. New, efficient clothes washers use less water and energy...
33 people do this
Why? Refrigerators from the year 2000 and earlier use about 40% more energy than today's most efficient units. You probably pay more to run your spare, older...
Save up to $150 per year
60 people do this
Why? Your refrigerator is on 24 hours a day, using more electricity every year than any other appliance in your home. Make sure that your refrigerator is one of...
Save up to $60 per year
30 people do this