Refrigerators

A Guide to Purchasing an Energy-Efficient Refrigerator

Guide to Energy-Efficient Refrigerators Constellation, 2017 The refrigerator is one of your home’s hardest working appliances, typically making up 13.7 percent of a home’s energy usage, according to the Department of Energy. In other words, owning energy-efficient refrigerators makes good financial sense! The question, though, is which energy-efficient refrigerator model should you choose? What are the […]

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Simple Ways to Cut Back on Energy Costs

Fast ways to cut your home energy bills CNBC, July 12, 2017 Cutting your energy bill doesn’t have to require much energy — or money — on your part. Consumers aren’t taking advantage of many simple avenues to save money, according to a new survey from marketplace SaveonEnergy.com. Only 14.2 percent say they unplug their home printer […]

ENERGY STAR

The Five Biggest Accomplishments of the ENERGY STAR Program

Daniel Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits The Energy Star program was launched by the EPA and DOE in 1992 to promote energy-efficient household appliances, lighting, heating systems, air conditioners, and other such items. The program is completely voluntary, and both manufacturers and consumers enjoy the benefits. By setting an international standard for energy-efficiency, this program has […]