AHAM has released the 2008 Energy Efficiency and Consumption Trends data for home appliances. This data, based on 2008 shipments of major appliances, shows the continuing pattern of decreased energy consumption.
Manufacturers continue to make improvements every year that reduce the amount of energy used to operate home appliances. The average refrigerator made in 2008 consumed 3% less energy than those made in the previous year. In fact, the average refrigerator sold today uses less energy than a 60 watt light bulb that is left on 24 hours a day.
In a time where people are making an effort to make their homes more efficient, appliance manufacturers are also committed to making the most efficient products. Replacing older, less efficient appliances with newer models can lead to major savings on your next energy bill.
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