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Save with efficient, top-performing appliances!

The average household spends about $2,000 a year on energy costs. Appliances and electronics account for about 30 percent of that cost. To choose products that offer energy efficiency without sacrificing features, performance or comfort, just look for the ENERGY STAR® label.

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Save when you purchase, keep saving day after day.

Focus on Energy has partnered with ENERGY STAR® and participating retailers to make these high-performing, high-quality products more affordable. That means you’ll save on your purchase, you’ll save year after year and you’ll help save the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Refrigerators

Refrigerators

Compared to conventional models, ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators:

  • Are 9% more efficient than conventional models. ENERGY STAR Most Efficient models offer an average of 15% more efficiency than standard models.
  • Consume much less energy than older models. ENERGY STAR models could save you as much as $270 over the next five years compared to a 15 year old model.

Tips

  • Position your refrigerator away from heat sources such as ovens and dishwashers. Heat sources make your refrigerator work harder to keep your food cold.
  • Leave a space between the wall and the refrigerator to allow air to circulate – this keeps the coils cooler so the refrigerator doesn’t have to work as hard.
  • If you have an older refrigerator in your basement or garage, it could be costing you $110 per year to run it.
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  • Learn more at energystar.gov/products.

Clothes Dryers

Clothes Dryers

Compared to conventional models, ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryers:

  • Use an average of 20 percent less energy without sacrificing features or performance.
  • Use innovative energy-saving technologies, such as advanced moisture sensors that detect when clothes are dry and automatically shut off.
  • Reduce the wear and tear caused by over-heating and over-drying clothes.
  • Prevent wrinkles if they also have convenient features like steam cycles.

Tips

  • Look for the highest Combined Energy Factor (CEF), which is the model's energy efficiency rating. The higher the CEF, the more efficient the model is.
    • Gas: Greater than or equal to 3.48 CEF
    • Electric: Greater than or equal to 3.93 CEF
  • Consider an ENERGY STAR certified heat pump dryer for even greater energy savings up to 60 percent more than conventional clothes dryers.
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  • Learn more at energystar.gov/products.

Clothes Washers

Clothes Washers

Compared to conventional models, ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers:

  • Use approximately 45% less water and 25% less energy than conventional models. ENERGY STAR Most Efficient models offer on average 33% energy savings and 32% water savings compared to conventional models.
  • Save over $490 over the life of the product.
  • Deliver superior efficiency and performance by using sophisticated wash systems to lift and tumble your laundry, lengthening the life of your clothing, and are gentle to safely clean delicate pieces.
  • Incorporate advanced technology and functionality to get significantly more water out of your clothes in its final spin cycle.

Tips

  • Efficient motors spin clothes two to three times faster to extract more water. Less moisture in the clothes means less time in the dryer. Less heat = less energy use = savings on both energy and clothing from wear and tear of over-drying.
  • Pair together an ENERGY STAR clothes washer and dryer to save even more.
  • Always look for the ENERGY STAR to assure quality and performance; look for the highest Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF) and lowest Integrated Water Factor (IWF) for the most efficient technologies.
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  • Learn more at energystar.gov/products.

Freezers

Freezers

Compared to conventional models, ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryers:

  • Use at least 10 percent less energy than the minimum federal standard.
  • Consume much less energy than older models—a 1980s model can cost $157 in annual energy costs versus $35 for a new ENERGY STAR certified model.

Tips

  • Select a chest freezer if space allows. The door opens from the top and less cold air will escape, so it’s usually more energy efficient than an upright.
  • Consider a manual defrost freezer, which uses half the energy of an automatic defrost model, but must be defrosted periodically to achieve the energy savings.
  • Place the freezer indoors, where extreme temperatures won’t affect its performance, and set the temperature at 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
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  • Learn more at energystar.gov/products.

Room Air Conditioners

Room Air Conditioners

Compared to conventional models, ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioners:

  • Use about 10 percent less energy on average.
  • Cost, on average, less than $70 per year to run.
  • Often include timers, allowing for better temperature control and the minimum energy use needed to cool a room.
  • Have advanced technical features that increase energy savings, such as high-efficiency compressors, fan motors, heat transfer surfaces and insulation.
  • Provide a visual reminder when the air filter needs to be checked, cleaned or replaced to help keep the unit operating at peak efficiency.
  • Run more quietly to make the room more peaceful.

Tips

  • Make sure your unit is properly sized. Room ACs remove both heat and humidity from the air. If the unit is too large, it will cool the room quickly but only remove some of the humidity. This creates a damp, clammy environment and wastes energy. A properly sized unit will effectively remove humidity as it cools the room.
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  • Learn more at energystar.gov/products.

Room Air Purifiers

Room Air Purifiers

Portable room air purifiers reduce indoor air pollutants, such as fine particles, pollen and other allergens. Seventy-five percent of allergists recommend air purifiers to their patients as part of an overall allergy/asthma treatment program.

Compared to conventional models, ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryers:

  • Use 40 percent less energy than standard models.
  • Save about $200 in energy costs over their lifetime.
  • Reduce airborne pollutants like fine particles and allergens.

Tips

  • Choose a model sized appropriately for the square footage of your room.
  • Look for:
    • Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 50 or higher
    • CADR-to-watts ratio of 2.0 and a standby power requirement of 2.0 watts
    • Model that produces 50 parts/billion or less of ozone
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  • Learn more at energystar.gov/products.

Sound Bars

Sound Bars

A sound bar is a special speaker enclosure that simulates a surround sound environment. The single cabinet is relatively easy to set up and is usually less expensive than five-channel systems.

Compared to conventional models, ENERGY STAR certified sound bars:

  • Can use up to 60 percent less energy.
  • Don’t sacrifice sound, quality, harmonics or performance.
  • May include wireless access to subwoofers for easy surround sound system setup.

Tips

  • Be sure to compare specifications on a variety of factors, including auto power-down requirements of less than two hours, sleep-mode power consumption limits, on-mode power allowances, idle-state power allowances and minimum amplifier efficiency.
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  • Learn more at energystar.gov/products.

Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers

Compared to conventional models, ENERGY STAR certified dehumidifiers:

  • Can save consumers nearly $200 over the life of the unit.
  • Avoid more than 2,800 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Have more efficient refrigeration coils, compressors, and fans than conventional models, which means they remove the same amount of moisture, but use nearly 30 percent less energy.

Tips

  • Doors and windows to the space being dehumidified should be closed while the unit is running. This will ensure that the space is dehumidified as efficiently as possible.
  • Most dehumidifiers have top-mounted air discharge and can be placed against walls, but if you do not have top-mounted discharge, make sure the dehumidifier is located away from walls and furniture, so that air can circulate freely around the unit. This will result in better operation of the product.
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  • Learn more at energystar.gov/products.