April 22, 2011

Upgrade to Energy Efficient Appliances on Earth Day

Dishwasher energy save iStock_Medium Today is Earth Day

Many people find Earth Day to be a great time to start incorporating more environmentally friendly practices into their everyday life.  Upgrading your appliances to new, more efficient models can make a great impact in how much water and energy you use each day.  Manufacturers have made great progress in reducing the environmental impact of appliances.  Visit www.ENERGYSTAR.gov to find ENERGY STAR rated appliances, and look for special rebates in your area.  Some large appliances that are ENERGY STAR qualified, like clothes washers, dishwashers and refrigerators, use 10-30% less energy than average models. 

Click here to read more easy tips for energy savings!  Changing the settings on your appliances to the eco-option will use less water and energy and is as easy as pushing a button. 

If you are looking for a place to recycle your old appliances, call 1-800-YES-1-CAN.  They will help you find a place nearby to recycle these products properly.

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