How Do Energy-Efficient Appliances Help the Environment?

April 16, 2021

As you would expect from the name, energy-efficient appliances use energy more efficiently so less energy is required overall. Many people gravitate toward purchasing these appliances simply to reduce monthly utility bills. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why these appliances use less energy? Or better yet, how does this help the environment?

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Traditionally, energy comes from sources such as power plants. As these power plants create energy, fossil fuels are burned, and pollutants are released into our air and environment. While we have not reduced the need for this type of energy altogether, we have discovered ways to greatly reduce it.

Certified energy-efficient appliances are guaranteed to use less energy to function optimally, which in turn releases fewer pollutants into the air and reduces your home’s carbon footprint. So, how exactly do the appliances you purchase help the environment? Below, we have broken down the benefits by appliance type.

Dishwashers

Did you know an Energy Star dishwasher saves an average of over 3,800 gallons of water in its lifetime? How exactly? Energy-efficient dishwashers have several features that improve their washing process, including:

  • Soil sensors
  • Better water filtration
  • Strategically designed racks
  • Efficient water jets

Dryers

Energy Star clothes dryers reduce energy use by 20%, saving hundreds of dollars on utility bills. New energy-efficient dryers have features like drying sensors and low heat sensors, and automatically make adjustments to drying time and heat in order to conserve energy.

Refrigerators

Energy-efficient refrigerators can reduce your home’s energy consumption by 9%. Upgraded refrigerators have enhanced temperature settings and circulation to reduce the amount of energy needed to keep food cool.

Washing Machines

Get ready for this - energy-efficient washing machines use 25% less energy, and 33% less water than traditional washers. How? They use advanced technologies, no agitators, and temperature sensors to conserve power.

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