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Why You Should Use Eco-Friendly Appliances in Your Home

September 21, 2020

If you are thinking about a move to a more eco-friendly lifestyle, your home appliances or technology may be the last thing that comes to mind. You might even think that electronics or appliances can have a negative impact on the environment. In all honesty though, electronics are an essential part of modern-day life. It is important to consider your footprint with the appliances that you purchase or the appliances you currently own.

Few of us like to think about purchasing new appliances while our current one is still running. However, a non eco-friendly refrigerator, dishwasher or other major appliance can be costing you more in the long run. Dated appliances can overuse water and energy to run which builds up your utility bills at the end of each month.

Save On Water & Energy Usage


Energy efficient refrigerators can save on water filtration and have features built in to automatically reduce the amount of energy needed to keep your food cool. A typical Energy Star certified refrigerator uses less energy than a 60-watt light bulb to run and costs about $50 to run for an entire year.

Dated refrigerators can cost up to $300 each year to run. Investing in an eco-friendly refrigerator can save you more money in the long run. Many local appliance retailers will pick up and recycle your old appliances for you when delivering new ones. Find out more today.

Washers & Dryers

Energy Star certified washers and dryers have built-in features to reduce energy use. Many washers use sensors to automatically detect the amount of water needed per load to minimize water waste and many dryers have sensors to detect when clothes are dry and automatically shut off.

Most energy-efficient laundry machines also provide more options for cycles to reduce energy waste. For example, washing your clothes on a cold water setting or running a “quick dry” cycle on the dryer reduces the amount of energy needed to clean and dry your clothes.


Smart Dishwashers have several settings that reduce the amount of water used and the demand on your water heater. Less water means less cost to operate and less energy used to run the water through. Energy Star dishwashers even use less water and energy than handwashing.

Energy Star dishwashers cost less than $35 per year to run. Take a look at our top 12 eco-friendly dishwashers for more details and advice on selecting the perfect model for your home.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Eco-friendly appliances can reduce the amount of carbon pollution added to the atmosphere each year. Upgrading your appliances can reduce your carbon footprint and contribution toward climate change.

According to Energy Star, if every appliance purchased in the United States this year were an Energy Star appliance, we would prevent greenhouse gas emissions equal to that given off from 215,000 cars and we would save over $360 million in annual energy costs.

More Effective & Better Results

Not only do eco-friendly appliances use less energy and water to run, but they get the job done better. Soil sensors in dishwashers, filtration sensors in ice dispensers on fridges, and sensors on laundry machines all ensure that your appliance is performing optimally and you don’t have to run multiple loads to get the result you want.

How to Choose Green Appliances & Where To Purchase

The easiest way to find eco-friendly appliances is to look for the Energy Star logo on your appliance. These certified appliances feature the Energy Star logo on the EnergyGuide that is attached to each appliance. The EnergyGuide will give you an idea of how much each appliance will cost you to run each year.

To shop our selection of eco-friendly appliances, just select the Energy Star filter when shopping online at to see our selection of eco-friendly appliances in each category.

how to select eco friendly appliances

Howard’s offers free local delivery on appliance purchase over $399 to the Southern California area. Shop online or stop into one of our 13 appliance stores in Southern California today to find out more about eco-friendly appliances.

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