411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

How Heat Can Damage Your Roof

Your roof is the most important place of your house. Throughout the years, it protects your property from intense heat, cold temperatures, heavy...

on Sep 13, 2019

What are the Differences Between Household and Business Waste?

Skip hires are easy-to-use, convenient, and dependable whether for domestic or for business purposes. If you are not sure whether you need a skip...

on Sep 12, 2019

4 Professional Home Plumbing Tips and Ideas You Must Know About

It can be a relief to own your own home instead of an apartment. There is no rent to pay, you can decorate your home how you like, and you do not...

on Sep 12, 2019

When Should I Replace My Air Conditioner?

Like everything else, an air conditioner doesn’t last forever. The average air conditioning system lasts as long as 15 years, depending on...

on Sep 12, 2019

10 Interior Design Tricks to Try Right Now

The smallest things can make the most impact if you are looking for ways to quickly decorate a new space or would like to improve on your current...

on Sep 3, 2019

5 Things to Look for When Looking for Green Appliances

by Guest on Jun 26, 2012

Today, our lives revolve around electrical appliances. They have become an integral part of our daily activities. But with the benefits they bring, they also have some serious drawbacks. Electrical appliances use energy to run which is now slowly becoming a scarce resource.

Media has helped create awareness among people regarding the importance of energy and its inefficient use. As more and more appliances make way into our lives, saving energy becomes our moral duty towards the environment and a necessity as well.

Therefore, if you are planning to buy any new appliance, which is environment-friendly and conserves energy, here is what you have to look for while you shop.

The Energy Star Label

In any product category, Energy Star products are known to be very efficient in using energy. Not only are they energy efficient, they even exceed the energy minimum benchmarks fixed by the federal government. In some countries, state governments encourage the purchase of energy efficient appliances by offering attractive discounts on Energy Star products.

The EnergyGuide Label

Nowadays, it is compulsory for all appliances to incorporate the EnergyGuide label on the packaging or the appliance. This label will help you compare the yearly energy consumption costs and operating costs of various models and will assist you in deciding which appliance to purchase.

The Size of the Appliance

Before making a purchase decision, evaluate the needs of your family. Firstly, take the size of your family into account. Also, consider your daily routine and energy consumption habits. If you have a small family, buying over-sized air conditioners or washing machines will result in a loss of precious of water and energy resources. The inefficient use of these resources will also drown you into huge water and electricity bills. Hence, buy an appropriate-sized appliance that fulfills your family needs and reduces unnecessary costs.

Give Priority to Appliances That Use Natural Gas to Function

Residences are a better choice for burning natural gas as compared to power plants. If you have a choice, give priority to appliances that run on natural gas. Give priority to appliances like heaters, dryers and stoves that use natural gas to function rather than electricity when buying an appliance.

Do a Long-term Cost-Benefit Analysis of your Purchase

Even though green appliances are initially expensive to buy, they eventually pay off well in the form of lower utility bills and less consumption of energy. If you do a cost-benefit analysis, you will notice that the annual operating costs and energy consumption of green appliances is far lower than that of other inefficient appliances that are cheaper to buy.

If all these points are taken into consideration while shopping for green appliances, not only will your energy costs decrease but you will also be saving on precious energy and water resources.

Allan enjoys blogging about sustainability and renewable energy. Over the last 3 years, Allan has published numerous posts on prominent blogs and reviewed appliances at OO. When he is not writing, Allan enjoys spending time with his family.

Appliance / Repair 3049 Views

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

7 Interesting Ways to Use Pastels in Your Home Interiors

With chalky shades for walls, fabrics and accessories, you can spruce up the look of your modern interiors and give a chic and relaxed feel to it....

Interior Design / Decor

What is a Home Warranty?

A home warranty is a special warranty that is applied to specific items in your home. While your homeowners insurance policy is there to cover...

Safety / Security

Taking Care of Brussel Sprouts

Growing Brussels sprouts will be much easier if you take care of the plants properly. With proper tending and maintenance, the sprouts will grow...

Garden / Landscaping / Patio

How to Pull Off a Luxury Room Design on a Budget

You don’t have to be a millionaire to feel like one. There are many ways that you can decorate your home to have that million dollar look without...

Interior Design / Decor

How to Select the Right Electrical Contractor

Selecting the right electrical contractor isn't as easy as picking someone out of the Yellow Pages. The ramifications of hiring the wrong...

Hire Contractors / Estimates

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2019