When in the market for new appliances, it’s a good idea to choose energy-efficient/low-energy products. Although upgrading to low-energy appliances can be more expensive, you will still save money in the long run. Standard household appliances such as fridges, washing machines, and ovens can use up a lot of power and leave you with a high electricity bill.
The appliances on this list are all low-energy products that also use less water and electricity. The energy star rating is the only standard for energy efficiency which is backed by the government. When a product receives the energy star rating, it has passed the EPA energy efficiency tests and is certified to be a low-energy product.
Air Conditioners are one of the heaviest power-consuming appliances in a household. By investing in a low-energy air conditioning system, you will save a lot of money on power.
The most popular energy-efficient air conditioners are made by Midea and have certified ratings by the EPA. Annual electricity use on the Midea MAW12V1QWT is just under 600kwh, which provides a large cut in electricity usage.
Refrigerators are usually the first appliance in a household that gets replaced with an energy-saving version to live a greener lifestyle. Refrigerators use up to 3 kilowatts an hour and can be more if it is an old model. Especially if a refrigerator has a build-in icemaker, it will use even more electricity.
Beko and Bloomberg are seen as two of the companies producing the best value for money energy-saving refrigerators which is estimated to only use around 290kw per year. This will greatly reduce electricity usage in any household.
Dishwashers took a while to become EPA certifications. Although they are not the most power-consuming appliance, they use more electricity than they need to when it’s an older model. Newer energy star-rated dishwashers only use around 199kwh per year and will provide a great way to save on electricity.
By investing in these energy-saving appliances, a household’s overall electricity usage can be reduced significantly.