Your monthly energy bill is made up mainly by the energy use of your electrical appliances. You know that. Any savings in your electric bill is helpful these days. Energy Star appliances not only save you money but are good for the planet.
The yellow sticker on your machine will indicate the level of energy efficiency the product you are considering provides.
In the article below, we will clue you to the savings proven by choosing Energy Star. As always, should you have any problem with your Energy Star appliance, call Gulf Coast Appliance Repair, right away.
In 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the Energy Star rating as a voluntary means to identify appliances designed to use less energy. Since then, manufacturers continue to strive to create better products and gain the rating for their products.
There are strict guidelines for companies to follow to gain the rating because Energy Star is a federally mandated program for energy efficiency. However, if a product is merely labeled “energy-efficient,” it may use less energy than other products in its class. Still, it did not meet the requirements necessary to acquire the Energy Star label.
The financial savings of an energy star appliance is most likely the first thing you think of when it comes to these appliances. When shopping for new appliances, there are two costs to consider. The cost of the appliance is first, then the cost to operate the machine should be factored in.
A home equipped with energy star appliances can save $100 or more per appliance per year on your electric bill. And these appliances cost no more at the time of purchase than those not earning the rating.
Not to mention, the government, utility companies, and others offer rebates on appliances, tax credits, and more incentives to purchase the energy star appliances, which offsets any higher costs. That is an immediate saving.
Appliances getting the Energy Star rating include refrigerators, HVAC, water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, and other electrical items. They are crucial to the running of our homes. Without them, we sacrifice a level of comfort we have come to know.
According to energystar.gov,
“Better energy efficiency and performance means lower utility and maintenance costs. ENERGY STAR certified homes and apartments are at least 10% more energy-efficient than homes built to code and achieve a 20% improvement on average, and even more when compared to most resale homes on the market today.”
When purchasing a new appliance, homeowners will want to look for the yellow Energy Star tag, blue energy star logo, or ask an associate to show them the appliances ranking Energy Star efficient. This way, you will be assured you get the rebates and other savings associated with the tag.
These energy star appliances work by maximizing the energy needed to complete a job. Operating under a lower temperature or in a more efficient manner saves you money and helps the environment by preserving power. Each product gaining the rank of Energy Star meets a specific set of requirements for that product.
If you should encounter a problem with one of your Energy Star appliances, a technician can repair the unit the same as a non-energy efficient appliance. There is no more expense to associate with the upgrade to Energy Star.
Should you need a repair, don’t hesitate to call the local experts at Gulf Coast Appliance Repair. The training and certifications the Gulf Coast team has acquired will put your mind at ease as they service your appliances. For over ten years, our friendly techs have been serving the Pinellas County community. Specializing in repairing appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, and more, we aim to repair the appliance right the first time out. Your appliances will be back to work for you in no time.
Contact the office today to schedule your appliance repair service.