Who likes to save money? I assume everyone raised their hand here. Well as you know we are in the process of moving and doing a renovation on our home and I’ve been doing a ton of research on different appliances. Recently I came across some ENERGY STAR® certified electronics and appliances and I didn’t know much about them. I figured it’s something that maybe not a lot of people know about so I figured I’d do a blog post to get everyone up to speed. In today’s day and age, sustainable products are so important. It’s also important to try and conserve energy (save money) and make smart choices when we buy our appliances.
One thing I love is Best Buy is committed to positively impacting the environment and its communities by providing customers with a wide assortment of sustainable of energy-efficient products, including those that are ENERGY STAR certified. Today I’m going to focus on ENERGY STAR Washer and Dryers.
So first, the best part about ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers and dryers is that they save energy, which means that you will save on energy bills. You can save Save $490 over the lifetime of an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer and even more with an ENERGY STAR washer/dryer pair. ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers and dryers are 25% and 20% more efficient, respectively, than standard models.
So saving money is great, but it also feels nice to save the environment at the same time. Saving energy means that ENERGY STAR certified washers and dryers help protect the climate, which means that your kids and the planet will benefit for years to come. Who doesn’t love that!
The other thing I’ve found thats so great about these washer and dryers is that they are gentler on clothes. They use less heat with sensor drying which will save your clothes from being over dried.
ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers incorporate the following advanced features:
o Multiple configurations– ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers are available in either front-load or redesigned top-load configurations which include technology innovations that help save energy and water.
o Sophisticated wash systems– ENERGY STAR certified top-load machines clean your clothing just like standard models without wasting water to fill up the tub. Instead, these machines use sophisticated wash systems to cycle clothes through a mixture of water and detergent, allowing the clothes to be cleaned without using excess water or detergent.
o High spin speeds– Efficient motors spin clothes two to three times faster to extract more water. Less moisture in the clothes means less time in the dryer and less energy spent drying clothes.
· FUN FACT 1: If all clothes washers sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, we would save more than $4 billion each year and prevent more than 19 billion pounds of carbon pollution annually. This is equal to the emissions from 1.7 million vehicles.
ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryers incorporate the following advanced features:
o Low Heat Setting– Longer drying cycles on a low heat setting use less energy. When you purchase an ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryer, look for the cycle that uses the least amount of energy, sometimes known as the “energy-saving” selection.
o Steam Cycles– Many ENERGY STAR dryers also include convenient features, such as a steam cycle that can help save time on ironing clothes by preventing wrinkles.
FUN FACT 2: If all clothes dryers sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to more than $1.5 billion each year and 22 billion pounds of annual carbon pollution would be prevented. This is equal to the emissions from 2 million vehicles.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.