Are Your Outdated Appliances Costing You Money?
Remember when you picked out that new washing machine when your old one broke? It was the top of the line back then. Your refrigerator had the latest features. Your dishwasher promised energy savings features.
And now, they’re just old.
Are they still saving you money? Or are they costing you so much more?
Do outdated appliances consume more electricity?
As a homeowner, we’re trained to follow the advice of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But sometimes that’s not the wisest decision. While it may seem to be frugal to fix rather than replace, there is a point where the cost of running old technology is costing you more.
EnergyStar is one of the most trusted symbols for energy efficiency. When you select an EnergyStar appliance, you’ll know you can save 30 percent or more each month on your utility bills. And that number can really add up over time.
If you’d like to see approximately how much energy savings by appliance, Energy.gov has an Appliance Energy calculator that allows you to choose your appliance and input the necessary information to find out how much energy it consumes. Very quickly, you can compare your current model to something new, and see exactly how much you’ll save.
What appliances use the most electricity?
Of course, we recommend that you start with the biggest problem appliances first. Some appliances consume more energy than others, which makes them the perfect choice when you’re ready to upgrade. The appliances that use the most electricity include:
- Electric clothes dryers
- Air conditioners
- Water heaters
Consider the age of each of these appliances in your home. Does it make sense to consider an upgrade?
How we can help
Sometimes the best way to plan out your home improvement projects is to see where your greatest energy wasters really are. We can help by providing you with an energy audit, and showing you where your most significant problems lie.