Are your appliances old and inefficient?
Appliances account for about 17 percent of your household’s energy consumption, with refrigerators, clothes washers, and clothes dryers at the top of the consumption list.
Cincinnati Energy Solutions often recommends upgrading old and inefficient home appliances to new ENERGY STAR-rated appliances. Usually, Cincinnati Energy Solutions can include them in the financing packages so that you can enjoy new appliances with the savings from a larger home-improvement project! Ask a Cincinnati Energy Solutions Advisor how this might work for you.
Appliances have two price tags — what you pay to take it home and what you pay for the energy and water it uses over its lifetime. You’ll be paying on that second price tag every month with your utility bill for the next 10 to 20 years, depending on the appliance. So when you do shop for a new appliance, look for the ENERGY STAR label.
ENERGY STAR qualified products usually exceed minimum federal standards by a substantial amount and incorporate advanced technologies that use 10 to 50 percent less energy and water than standard models