It is of vital importance to each and every one of us to preserve our natural resources, to recycle, to reuse, thus bringing our personal awareness of the climate change that has started its rippling effect on our Planet. Equipping our homes with appliances that save save electricity, use less water, and deliver ultimate satisfaction to us, users, is the responsibility we should assume and follow through.
One of the best things ever has happened to the manufacturing industry is to develop appliances, like washers and dryers that are ENERGY STAR certified. A few years ago when we got our washer-dryer duet, that ENERGY STAR concept was totally new. Today, we see it in all major brands, making their small contribution to save us natural and monetary resources.
As I am a huge fan of visiting my local Best Buy store for all the new gadgets, I always stop to see what’s new at their big appliance section. Many quality brands bring their latest models to showcase, telling a convincing story of importance to improve our lifestyle by adding the modern appliances to our homes.
The facts on ENERGY STAR certified appliances tell the story in a very convincing way.
• They use water by 10 gallons less on average than a standard machine. It gives us about 3,000 gallons of water saved! Add the millions of homes with washers, and the annual savings per this nation alone would be astounding.
• Less energy is needed to run more efficient operations. The annual electric bill can be reduced by $40 on average. Seems like a miniscule savings, yet we, as a nation save millions Kilowatts to be used elsewhere.
• ENERGY STAR dryers have the programming that uses less heat and sensor drying to save us money and give the Planet by saving its resources.
If you have appliances purchased 10 or more years ago – this is the time to save for your home. You probably are losing about $180 a year in electric and water bills by using the outdated machines.
Start your transition and awareness about green living by learning about many benefits “smart” appliances can bring to you and your family, in addition to protecting our Planet, too. Earth Day is the day to new beginnings.