The Best Energy-Efficient Appliances
April 21, 2023
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd each year and serves as a reminder to us all to make more sustainable choices in our daily lives. In honor of Earth Day this year, here are our tips on how to choose the best energy-efficient appliances along with a few of our top choices for 2023.
The Benefits of Energy-Efficient Appliances
Lower Utility Bills
One of the biggest benefits you will see directly from purchasing energy-efficient appliances is lower electric and water bills. Energy-efficient appliances are designed to complete the desired job in less time, with less water usage (if applicable), and while using less electricity saving you on utility costs.
Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Lowering electricity usage can in turn reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gases contribute to climate change and global warming.
Energy-efficient appliances use less electricity than their non-efficient counterparts. The less energy our appliances use, the less emissions we are creating.
Conserve Water Usage
Every living thing on our planet depends on water to survive. Fresh water is a limited resource, and it is important for all of us to be mindful of our water consumption for a more sustainable future. Dishwashers and washing machines that are energy-efficient are also designed to reduce water usage helping you contribute to water conservation.
What to Look for When Buying Energy-Efficient Appliances
If you are planning to purchase a new appliance this year, we highly recommend purchasing an energy-efficient one. So, what are you looking for?
Energy Star Certifications & Energy Guides
Clothes washers and dryers, refrigerators, dishwashers, and freezers all have the potential to be Energy Star certified.
Look for the blue Energy Star sticker on appliances to easily see which appliances have received an Energy Star certification. Many appliances also have a yellow Energy Guide label stating how much it will cost to run this appliance with normal usage. This guide can help you easily compare the efficiency of two similar models.
These are great resources for determining if the machine will be efficient and cost effective to run. It will also help you determine if a machine is worth buying. A cheap machine that costs more to run may end up being more expensive than a machine that costs more initially but is cheaper to operate.
The Top Energy-Efficient Appliances
With over 75 years of experience in home appliances, the experts at Howard’s Appliance have handpicked some of the best energy-efficient appliances for 2023 and linked them below.
Shop Howard’s Appliance
Ready to make the change to an energy efficient appliance this year? Howard’s appliance is here to help.
Shop our entire selection of Energy Star rated appliances online or visit one of our appliance stores conveniently located throughout Southern California today. With locations in Huntington Beach, Murrieta, Long Beach, Victorville, and the greater Los Angeles area, we are nearby and ready to help you select the right appliance for your home.