Saving Energy and Money Using Energy Star Appliances
With the high cost of electricity and the ever increasing cost of consumer products, finding new ways to leave a little change in your pocket is becoming a new fad. Going green by purchasing Energy Star rated appliances is one way. These appliances are specifically designed to save energy and resources.
The average home in America today uses $1,300 to $1,900 in energy costs a year. By simply switching to Energy Star rated appliances, you’ll save on average 30 percent and put $400 to $600 back into your wallet.
Energy Star appliances use 10 percent to 50 percent less water and energy than standard models. In fact, for every federal dollar spent on the Energy Star program, a $60 savings in energy goes to the homeowner.
Although the Energy Star models are a little more expensive initially, the savings on water, sewer, and utility bills will more than make up the difference over a period of time. What’s more is that they’ll make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
Source: The Spruce