THE TOP 5 MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES FOR THE HOME
We all want to be saving money on our energy bills and especially now being more important than ever and now is great time to think about changing to more energy efficient appliances and replacing the old energy thirsty ones and we look at the top 5 energy thirsty appliances to change.
1. Energy-Efficient Refrigerator
Your refrigerator is one of the biggest energy hogs in your home, using between 9% and 12% of your total utility bill each year. To save money, look for a model with an Energy Star rating (look for the blue sticker) and an A+ rating from Consumer Reports. An energy-efficient fridge uses less energy and water than standard models, which translates into lower utility bills over time.
2. Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner
Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner
If you want to save money on your energy bills and help the environment, then an energy-efficient air conditioner is a must. With these appliances, you save money on your monthly utility bill and reduce your carbon footprint at home.
There are different types of air conditioning units like window, split system, portable and ducted but they all have one thing in common – they cool down the air inside your house. The main difference between these machines is that some can be installed inside while others require outdoor installation or ventilation. The good news is that there are plenty of options available for homeowners who are looking for ways to make their homes more comfortable during hot summer months without breaking the bank!
3. Energy-Efficient washing machines
Energy-Efficient washing machines
The best clothes washers use the least water and energy. You can save money by choosing a washing machine with an Energy Star rating. Washing temperature affects both your water consumption and energy consumption.
In order to determine which washer is right for you, consider the following factors: less water means less power, less detergents and quicker spins and cycles
4. Energy- Efficient Heaters or Boiler
Energy- Efficient Heaters or Boiler
If you’re looking to heat and cool your home efficiently, an energy-efficient furnace or boiler is a must. A furnace is a heating device that uses gas, oil or electricity to warm your home. In contrast, a boiler heats water for domestic use including heating and cooling systems in your house.
A boiler efficiency is measured by BTUs per hour (BTU/h). This means that the higher number of BTUs produced per hour means better efficiency for your boiler system
5. Energy-Efficient Dishwasher
If you’re looking for an efficient dishwasher, look no further than the Energy Star-certified appliance. This efficiency-focused machine will save you money by using less water and energy than a standard dishwasher. The Energy Star seal is awarded to products that meet certain performance criteria set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Benefits of an Energy Star Dishwasher
Use less water with each load: You’ll get clean dishes while saving on your water bill. A conventional dishwasher uses anywhere from 3 gallons to 6 gallons per cycle, but an Energy Star model can use as little as 1 gallon per cycle depending on its settings and type of wash cycle chosen by its user. That’s a huge savings over time!
these appliances can help you save money and energy
When you buy an appliance, you’re buying not just the product but also its energy usage. Energy efficiency is a key part of any appliance’s lifespan and cost. You should be aware that there are many different types of energy efficiency labels on appliances, and each one tells you something different about how much energy it uses over time. Below is a description of some common labels:
Energy Star (EPA): This label certifies that an appliance is more efficient than normal; however, there’s no actual standard by which these appliances are measured or even what makes them “more efficient.”
EnergyGuide label: This is provided by the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) to help consumers compare similar products based on their annual operating costs as well as other factors such as size and comfort level (e.g., how warmly it keeps your home). It includes ratings for refrigerators’ capacity to retain food at set temperatures without having to run longer than necessary; dishwashers’ ability to thoroughly clean dishes without using too much water; ranges’ capacity for cooking so whether they can cook enough food at once or if you need two burners instead of one; clothes washers’ ability to remove dirt from clothing without damaging fibers while also preserving colors best possible way possible; dehumidifiers’ ability to remove moisture from air effectively which prevents mold growth inside walls where dampness might cause problems down future years if left unchecked today.
When selecting a new efficient appliance the labels detailing the energy levels are a great source of information to help you choose the best appliance for energy and your household we show the main country labels bellow as a guide and what to look out for..
Some great Energy saving tips !
Many of you reading this will be wondering how to reduce your energy bill and the good news is, that there is much you can do to help tackle the issue.
As host to some of the worlds least energy efficient homes, the UK has much to do in terms of getting us up to speed. As National Energy Action says
By turning down your heating thermometer by 1 degree can save up to 5% on your heating bills.
by changing to Led or Smart light bulbs could save another 2% of your heating bills
As we have just read try changing appliance's can to more efficient models to greatly improve your energy usage
Using your appliances less
for example do less washing only do a wash when you have a full load or boil the kettle or coffee pot less heating the water you need instead of filling and heating continually
Draft proof your home
making your home draft proof and keeping the heat in this can have a big benefit to your energy bills. Using good quality insulation for example