If you’ve been thinking about replacing your old refrigerator with a new one, now is a good time to do it. Under new energy efficiency standards released earlier this year by the U.S. Department of Energy, refrigerators, depending upon the model, can be up to 25 percent more efficient compared to refrigerators made just 10 … Continue reading "Save Some Green and Help the Environment When You Buy a New Refrigerator"
Need a new refrigerator? If you haven’t been to an appliance or big box store lately, you might be surprised by the variety of styles available now. A recent article on NorthJersey.com highlights how appliance manufacturers are designing refrigerators to meet consumers’ needs and varying lifestyles. Refrigerators now come in the following combinations: … Continue reading "Today’s Refrigerator’s Offer Lots of Options"
The most helpful household appliance, at least when it comes to saving time and backbreaking work, has to be the clothes washer. Clothes washers have come a long way over the decades, and they’re now more energy efficient than ever—even while the average tub size has grown. In fact, a clothes washer manufactured in 2011 … Continue reading "Lower Your Utility Bill by Choosing an AHAM Verifide Clothes Washer"
Does your kitchen sink come equipped with a food waste disposer? If so, each time you throw food scraps into it, you could be helping to produce clean energy. When food scraps enter the sewage system, many local water treatment plants use them to produce biogas – a combination of methane and carbon dioxide – … Continue reading "Help Power Your City with Your Food Waste Disposer"
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has released the 2011 Energy Efficiency and Consumption Trends data for major home appliances. This data, based on 2011 shipments of major appliances, shows the continuing trend of decreased energy consumption. If consumers were to replace their 10-year-old refrigerator, clothes washer and dishwasher of average efficiency with more … Continue reading "New Appliances Result in Substantial Savings on Consumers’ Electricity Bills"
One hundred years ago, doing the laundry was an all-day affair and it often was back-breaking work for those who had to do it. As technology advanced, manufacturers designed washers and dryers that took much of the sweat out of wash day and left people with a lot more time to do other things. More … Continue reading "Washers and Dryers: Now More Energy Efficient and with More Options"
For most consumers, when it comes to replacing appliances, one of their primary concerns is how much it will cost to operate them. Over the past several decades, appliance manufacturers have developed technologies that have drastically reduced appliance energy consumption, which has resulted in lower electricity bills for consumers. For example, in 1991, an average … Continue reading "New Appliances Now More Efficient Than Ever"
While much of the East coast is dealing with a severe heat wave, not even a day at the pool can provide relief of triple digit temperatures. Keeping your home cool can also be a challenge for those who want to conserve energy. A local Maryland newspaper, hometownannapolis.com recently published an article with lots of … Continue reading "Your appliances can help you keep cool during this summer scorcher"