Appliance tips

Appliance efficiency adds up to savings

The cost to run your household appliances is a large enough part of your energy budget that taking steps to use less can really pay off.

Appliance tips Skill level Cost range Savings
Purchase ENERGY STAR® certified appliances.
Appliances with the ENERGY STAR label are among the most energy-efficient available.
Basic $400+ 10%-50%
Do laundry the energy-efficient way.
Washing clothes in cold water and air-drying is a great way to cut costs.
Basic Free $30-$40 annually
Use smart settings on your dishwasher.
Turn off the heat boost and let your dishes air dry.
Basic Free $40 annually
Keep your refrigeration costs down.
With the proper placement, temperature setting and maintenance, you can keep your refrigerator running at top efficiency.
Basic $10 coil brush Varies
Be an energy-efficient cook.
When it comes to saving energy in the kitchen, there are plenty of ways to use less.
Basic Free $18-$36 annually