When buying a home, no one tells you about all the little decisions you will be making, the modifications you never dreamed of, and the amount of thought going into “which dryer is right for my home.” These things never cross your mind until you own a home. It’s definitely been a learning process these past few years, but I’ve loved every minute of it.
One lesson I’ve learned that I had never thought about in my life was saving energy and how I can be more energy efficient. When you live in an apartment, you aren’t given many choices – or any choices at all – when it comes to appliances, light bulbs, or even sealants. To be honest, even if someone brought those things up to me while I was living in an apartment, I would probably not care at all.
After moving into my home, I started seeing all these appliances boasting about ENERGY STAR Certified but never know exactly what that meant.
Facts About ENERGY STAR and why it’s beneficial:
- ENERGY STAR certified consumer electronic products save energy in comparison to non-certified products because they are more efficient in all usage modes: sleep, idle, and on.
- ENERGY STAR is a good choice for people interested in reducing their energy bill while helping to protect the environment.
- ENERGY STAR certified products save customers money. Products come with two price tags: the purchase price and the cost of operating the product. ENERGY STAR certified products can help customers save money on operating costs by reducing energy expenses without sacrificing performance.
- ENERGY STAR certified products reduce energy usage, which is good for the environment. Reduced energy helps to: Fight climate change, Reduce carbon emissions and other pollutants, Preserve more of the Earth’s natural resources
There are endless ways to use ENERGY STAR products in your home. One very popular appliance that we use almost on a daily basis is your dryer. ENERGY STAR certified dryers use 20 percent less energy than conventional models without sacrificing features or performance.
They do this using innovative energy saving technologies, such as moisture sensors that detect when clothes are dry and automatically shut the dryer off. Many ENERGY STAR dryers also include convenient features, such as steam cycles that can help save time on ironing clothes by preventing wrinkles. Find products here: http://bby.me/2fck
More than 80 percent of American homes have a clothes dryer, so the savings opportunity is huge. If all clothes dryers sold in the US were ENERGY STAR certified, Americans could save $1.5 billion each year in utility costs and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to more than 2 million vehicles. To choose a dryer that saves energy and money while protecting the environment, look for the ENERGY STAR label.
Rebates are often available from utilities for smart home products and appliances. Find rebates in your area for energy-saving products.