Shopping for Lower Energy Costs

Looking to replace appliances around the home or office?  What you choose can help you save energy and costs.

  • According to a study from the American Council for an Energy- Efficient Economy and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, newer appliances don’t just save energy. They tend to perform better, typically offer more features, and sometimes boast lower price tags than their older counterparts! Check out this analysis of how price, performance, and features have improved for three common household appliances.
  • Choose an inkjet printer over a laser printer in your home office. Sources say inkjet models use considerably less energy.
  • As you shop for a new dishwasher, look for one with a booster heater. This feature will help you save energy by boosting the temperature of the water that enters the appliance without having to turn up your water heater.
  • Purchasing a pool cover is a smart investment. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, covers can save you as much as 70 percent on pool heating costs. Covers also reduce evaporation, helping you save water.