Energy Saving Facts for Northern Nevada Homeowners

There are many things you can do around the house to save energy and money all year long. Most of you know the three most important words in saving energy are “turn it off.”

Energy Savings

Turn off the lights when you leave a room, turn off video games and computers when not in use. Use power strips to plug in electronics like TV’s, DVD players and computers so you can easily turn all of them off when you leave the home.

Turning off lights and electronics is an easy way to save energy around the house. Below are a few extra energy saving facts that will help you make smarter choices when choosing to purchase appliances for your home:

  1. Refrigerators with bottom freezers are more energy efficient than side-by-side models.
  2. Automatic ice makers and through-the-door dispensers increase refrigerator energy use.
  3. Chest freezers consume less energy than upright freezers.
  4. Self-cleaning ovens are  more energy efficient because they are better insulated.
  5. Ceramic, halogen, and induction element cooktops are more energy efficient than electric coils.
  6. The most energy-efficient dishwashers have a booster heater, metered fill, variety of cycles, air dry options.
  7. Front-loading clothes washers are more energy efficient and get laundry cleaner.
  8. The most energy-efficient clothes dryers have a moisture sensor in the drum instead of temperature sensor.

The Energy Star website has a list of approved products for both the home and commercial use. The site also provides buying guides as well as lists of retailers for you to find these Energy Star products. So if you are looking to purchase new appliances for your home, be sure to visit this website to find out the best place to buy.

 

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