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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Does it really pay to shell out all that cash for new appliances? Let's
consider an Energy Star rated clothes washer for starters. An Energy Star
qualified washer uses 30 percent less energy and a whopping half the water
compared to a traditional washer.
It's not just those fancy front-loading machines that give you energy
savings anymore, either. There are plenty of top-loading varieties that give
you plenty of savings.
Clothes washers and dryers are some of the biggest energy users in a
home, so 30 percent less energy usage is a big deal. You'll literally see a
noticeable reduction in your monthly energy bill.
Buying a new energy-efficient appliance may not pay for itself in the
first month or year, but it will save you money over time. "On average, a
new ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washer uses 270 kwh of electricity and
costs $60 to run, each year," says the Energy Star site.
For areas that need to conserve water, these appliance upgrades are a
real blessing. According to EnergyStar.gov, "A full-sized ENERGY STAR
qualified clothes washer uses 14 gallons of water per load, compared to the
27 gallons used by a standard machine. That's 50 percent less water, per
load. Over the machine's lifetime, that's a savings of 43,000 gallons of
Imagine if every household in a drought-ridden area was able to go green
and use new energy-efficient appliances? This would relieve a huge burden.
If everyone in the entire nation used this type of clothes washer, it would
be the equivalent of saving 32 billion gallons of water and individual
energy bill savings of $350 ... every year.
If you want to take your environmental consciousness a step further, be
sure to use perfume and dye free detergents. These are generally marketed as
"free and clear" versions of your favorite brands.
What about some of your other favorite appliances? Old fridges are
notorious energy drains. If you have a fridge from the 1980's, replacing it
will save you $100 a year in utility bills. If you have an even more ancient
model, say from the 1970's, you could save $200 a year just by replacing it!
Pre-1994 dishwashers are also sapping away at energy. Replace one of
these old models and you'll save another $40 a year.
Finally, while clothes dryers don't carry the label of "Energy Star" you
can find newer models that boast moisture sensors which can help your dryer
shut off when clothes are dry instead of continuing to run.
Forty dollars here. One hundred dollars there. Before you know it, you've
saved a bundle each year. So, is it worth it to buy new Energy Star
appliances? You betcha.
Perhaps most importantly when you buy new appliances, you'll be utilizing
less energy and putting a smaller burden on Mother Earth.
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