Choose ENERGY STAR when purchasing new appliances

The average household spends approximately $2,200 on energy bills every year. So when it comes time to replace your old appliances, choosing new ENERGY STAR® certified models will dramatically reduce your utility bills and help protect the environment.

Your old appliances are costing you more than you might think. Keeping appliances running past their prime instead of buying new might seem like a cost savings, but this chart will show you why it makes sense to replace.

With this information in mind, remember there are two costs associated with your appliances. The price you pay for it and the cost to run it. You can save energy and money with an ENERGY STAR certified appliance the moment you plug it in. That’s because ENERGY STAR certified appliances feature advanced technologies that use up to 50% less energy and water than standard models.

Change for the better with ENERGY STAR

Thanks to warranties and repair services, homeowners tend to hang onto appliances for years. Keep them for too long though and it could mean throwing money out the window. Depending on the age of your appliances, you could potentially save hundreds of dollars on your energy bills with new models that have earned the ENERGY STAR label.

When you’re ready to replace an old appliance with a new energy-efficient model, be sure to:

1. Ask for ENERGY STAR

Whether you need a new appliance for your kitchen, for your laundry room, or for general household use, ask your retailer about their ENERGY STAR certified models.

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2. Check the EnergyGuide Label

The yellow EnergyGuide labelLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. will help you determine the model’s energy use, compare the energy use of similar models and estimate annual operating costs.

3. Recycle!

Most appliances can, and should, be recycled. Many appliance retailers will pick up and recycle your old appliances when you purchase a new model. Some local recycling centersLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and transfer stationsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. may provide recycling services as well.

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Last Updated: 06/11/2014