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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Looking at Laundry: Heat Pump and Hybrid Clothes Dryers Enter the U.S. Marketplace

Presented at the AESP 26th National Conference on February 3, 2016 Elizabeth Titus, NEEP Brian McCowan, ERS Rebecca Foster, VEIC Electric tumble clothes dryers were introduced in the United States in the late 1930s, and until recently have remained largely unchanged, with only small incremental improvements in operation. Recent advancements in electric clothes dryers range […]

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What’s the Payback Period for Energy-Efficient Appliances?

Should you buy energy-efficient appliances sooner or later? Bankrate, October 18, 2015. Image credit: Chris Smith A new refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes washer, clothes dryer, water heater or other appliance is a major expense. Models that use less energy should cost less to operate than comparable models that aren’t energy-efficient. Tie together the upfront and operating costs, […]