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Energy Saving Appliances

Dec 21st 2010 at 1:22 PM

Many of the old appliances that some of us have in our homes are sucking up more power than we know. If you have some old appliances that are about ready to bite the dust, you should strongly consider investing in some new energy saving appliances. With so many of them out on the market today, you can find appliances that will not only save energy, but fit your budget as well.

When shopping for new appliances, many people ask the same question – “What should I look for?” There are a few important things that you need to keep an eye out for, just so you ensure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck.

So, with that said, here is a list of things you need to consider when shopping for new energy saving appliances:

Size and Style

Make sure you take measurements of where your new appliances will go and bring them along with you. Measure the new appliances to ensure they will fit properly. The last thing you need is to buy something that is a couple inches too big.

Consider Energy Savings and Purchase Price

Take a look at how much energy you will save per year compared to the cost of the appliance you’re looking at. Don’t be fooled – Sometimes appliances that are more expensive save more energy than their cheaper friends, so it can sometimes pay to purchase the more expensive models if you run into a case like this.

Look for Rebates

Check up on certain appliances to see if they qualify for any rebates. Some manufacturers offer cash back or other incentives to buyers who purchase energy saving appliances.

Look for the Energy Star Logo

Any appliance with this logo shows that it is specifically built to conserve energy. This also means that it will save more energy than models that do not sport this logo.

Read the Energy Star Guide

All energy saving appliances that have the Energy Star logo will have a guide attached to them. This “guide” displays pertinent information about the appliance itself, along with the yearly estimated cost of operation. This makes it easy to compare different models for whatever appliance it is you’re shopping for.

So, when you’re ready to kick some of the old appliances to the curb, follow these five steps and you’ll be well on your way to finding the best energy saving appliance for you.

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