As a homeowner, the benefits of ENERGY STAR® are immense. As someone who wants to save the planets for future generations, the benefits of ENERGY STAR® simply make sense. ENERGY STAR® products can help save money on your utility bill, reduce energy usage, and help protect the environment.
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Make laundry better with ENERGY STAR
It's better for your clothes, better for you and your family, and better for the environment. ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers and dryers save energy (25% and 20% more efficient, respectively, than standard models), which means that you will save on energy bills. Many are also equipped with advanced features that make cleaning and drying easier and more effective. They are better for the environment because saving energy means that ENERGY STAR certified washers and dryers help protect the climate, which means that your kids and the planet will benefit for years to come. ENERGY STAR clothes washers use a variety of sophisticated cleaning methods that are gentler on your clothes, while ENERGY STAR clothes dryers use less heat and sensor drying that reduces wear and tear on clothes from over-drying.
Save money and resources with ENERGY STAR washers
Did you know that if all clothes washers sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, we would save more than $4 billion each year and prevent more than 19 billion pounds of carbon pollution annually? This is equal to the emissions from 1.7 million vehicles.
Clothes washers that have earned the ENERGY STAR use 25% less energy and approximately 45% less water than standard models. A new ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer will save you about $45 a year on your utility bills compared to a standard model.
Over the lifetime of the product, an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer saves 1,100 kWh and more than 2.5 million BTUs of natural gas, 33,000 gallons of water, and $490 over the product’s lifetime.
ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers incorporate advanced features
ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers are available in either front-load or redesigned top-load configurations that include technology innovations that help save energy and water. The ENERGY STAR certified top-load machines clean your clothing just like standard models without wasting water to fill up the tub. Instead, these machines use sophisticated wash systems to cycle clothes through a mixture of water and detergent, allowing the clothes to be cleaned without using excess water or detergent.
Front-load machines tumble clothes through a small amount of water instead of rubbing clothes against a central agitator, while advanced top-load machines lift and tumble clothes through a reduced stream of water. Both designs dramatically reduce the amount of hot water and energy used in the wash cycle and prevent wear and tear of your clothing. Front-load and advanced top-load clothes washers’ sophisticated wash systems use a variety of methods to lift and tumble your laundry, lengthening the life of often-washed items. Additionally, because they are so gentle, many models can safely clean silk, wool, and other hand-washables.
Efficient motors spin clothes 2–3 times faster to extract more water. Less moisture in the clothes means less time in the dryer and less energy spent drying clothes.
ENERGY STAR dryers are cost-efficient and incorporate advanced features
Did you know that if all clothes dryers sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to more than $1.5 billion each year and 22 billion pounds of annual carbon pollution would be prevented? This is equal to the emissions from 2 million vehicles.
Clothes dryers that have earned the ENERGY STAR use approximately 20% less energy than standard models.
Longer drying cycles on a low heat setting use less energy. When you purchase an ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryer, look for the cycle that uses the least amount of energy, sometimes known as the “energy-saving” selection.
Many ENERGY STAR dryers also include convenient features, such as a steam cycle that can help save time on ironing clothes by preventing wrinkles.
Which ENERGY STAR model is on your wish list? Check out this video at Best Buy.