Start Saving with Your Next Appliance Purchase:
Did You Know? Appliances can account for about 12%* of your home’s energy costs. Upgrading to energy-efficient appliances can help save you money on energy bills month after month. Also, if every appliance purchased this year were ENERGY STAR® certified, we would prevent greenhouse gas emissions equal to those from 215,000 cars—and save $360 million in annual energy costs.
Start saving energy and money today by upgrading to ENERGY STAR®certified appliances and make your home more energy efficient.
Flip your old fridge to a new ENERGY STAR certified model that saves energy and money, while helping you do something good for the environment. ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators use less energy than older models without sacrificing the design and features you want. In fact, replacing an old refrigerator with one that’s earned the ENERGY STAR could save you more than $300 in energy costs over the next 5 years.
The average U.S. family washes about 300 loads of laundry each year. ENERGY STAR can help families cut their energy and water costs, with certified clothes washers that use about 25% less energy and 33% less water than regular washers. Over the lifetime of the product, models that have earned the ENERGY STAR can save you $380 in energy costs.
Electric Clothes Dryers
ENERGY STAR certified dryers use about 20% less energy than conventional models without sacrificing features or performance. This adds up to saving $180 in energy costs over the lifetime of the dryer.
Look for these signs in the store, near qualifying certified refrigerators, clothes washers and electric clothes dryers.
Why Choose ENERGY STAR Appliances?
- ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers use about 20% less energy and 35% less water than regular washers.
- ENERGY STAR certified dryers use about 20% 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.
- ENERGY STAR certified hybrid water heaters can save the average household almost $300 per year in energy costs compared to a standard electric water heater.
- ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps use 70% less energy than standard pool pumps and on average can save you over $300 per year.
Source: ENERGY STAR
Energy cost savings are estimates only and may vary by usage and current rates. Check out your potential savings with ENERGY STAR’s Appliance Savings Calculator.
EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. Learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate.