INDUCTION STOVES: Induction cooking uses electromagnetism to turn cooking pans into cookers, which cooks food more quickly and safely, with less energy. It is more energy efficient than most other methods (around 84% vs 71% for a traditional cooktop) because the heat is produced in the pan--not the cooktop--and much more of the energy goes into the food.
REFRIGERATORS--Energy Star Rated: ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators are about 9% more energy efficient than models that meet the federal minimum standard for energy efficiency. A top-freezer ENERGY STAR refrigerator uses less energy than a 60-watt light bulb.
Energy Star Rated Refrigerators
REFRIGERATORS--Smart: Smart refrigerators feature a touchscreen interface and ability to connect to the internet through Wi-Fi to provide a number of additional features like creating grocery lists that sync to your smartphone in real-time, setting expiration dates, looking up recipes and having your fridge read the steps while you cook, etc. They include internal cameras, more flexible user-controlled cooling options, and the ability for you to interact with its features using your smartphone or tablet when away from home.
DISHWASHERS--Energy Star Rated: ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers use less energy than conventional models, which helps reduce air pollution and combat global climate change. A new ENERGY STAR certified dishwasher will save loads of water: on average, 3,870 gallons of water over its lifetime.
CLOTHES DRYERS--Energy Star Rated: Dryers that have earned the ENERGY STAR use 20% less energy than conventional models, without sacrificing features or performance, and can deliver $245 in lifetime savings. They do this using innovative energy saving technologies, such as moisture sensors that detect when clothes are dry and automatically shut the dryer off.
Energy Star Rated Clothes Dryers
CLOTHES WASHER--Energy Star Rated: ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers use about 25% less energy and 33% less water than regular washers. They have a greater tub capacity which means that you can wash fewer loads to clean the same amount of laundry.
Energy Star Rated Clothes Washers
CLOTHESLINES--The most energy efficient way to dry clothes: Line drying clothes saves money, promotes energy conservation, enhances freshness and helps remove strong odors, is gentle on clothing, increases physical activity and promotes weight loss, helps whiten and disinfect laundry, prevents fire risks, can offer an outdoor experience that is meditative, and is one small step in making a difference in your well-being and in protecting the environment.
KITCHEN HOOD VENTS--Energy Star Rated: Ventilation fans that have earned the ENERGY STAR use 70% less energy than standard models, improve comfort, and remove odors and moisture with less noise.
Energy Star Rated Kitchen Hood Vents
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