From Dean Dowd on July 16, 2008 in Kitchen Remodel
According to an article posted in Popular Mechanics, todays Energy Star approved refrigerators use up to 50% less energy than those made before 1993, a 13-year-old dishwasher will cost at least $30 extra per year, and a mid-nineties washer will cost you about $110 more per year. These are just a few examples that show how much you can save by switching to more energy efficient appliances.
Get the Green Guide’s Help
Much attention has been brought to producing more energy efficient appliances. Not only do you want to only purchase those rated by the governments Energy Star rating system, but manufacturers are now beginning to compete to produce the most energy efficient products possible. An Option of Ranges listed in Green Guide compares and contrasts various cooking options to help you choose appliances more conducive to saving energy.
Induction Cooktops and Other Goodies
- The induction cooktop is one example of efficient design. It optimizes electromagnetic energy and can save you up to 90% over a standard cooktop.
- The Washer/Dryer Combo from LG Appliances does everything in one compact unit. The water is whisked away into a separate chamber where it is condensed and removed leaving the clothes to dry without ever opening the door.
- This guide from the Energy Star website lists approved manufacturers and individual products to help you make an informed decision.
Choosing more energy efficient appliances will not only save you money on your utility bill, but you will be doing your part to reduce pollution and consumption of our natural resources. Request free estimates from prescreened kitchen remodeling contractors to install your new appliances.