by Lorraine Rodgers
(Erie, PA, USA)
Shop for energy efficient appliances. While it is true that you can't do anything if you already have your appliances, you can significantly adopt energy saving schemes when replacing your appliances and devices.
Did you know that home appliances consume more than 20% of your home's overall energy consumption on a monthly average? Whether you are regularly or heavily using your appliances, these appliances will still contribute to your high monthly electric bill.
Refrigerators, clothes dryers, clothes washers, dishwashers and electric stoves are just some of the appliances included in the top energy consumption list for appliances.
Therefore, when buying appliances for your home, you should consider two price tags. Of course, the first price tag will be the purchase price for the appliances. You might be surprised at how several appliances can be really costly, depending on the brand. You should consider this tag price as a form of down payment.
The more important and yet to be discovered price tag will be the overall cost of using or operating the appliances during the entire course of its operating life time. In fact, the second price tag will be much costlier because you will be required to pay for it monthly when you shoulder your electricity consumption bills.
For the entire lifetime of each of your various appliances, you will have to endure and shoulder the operating costs. And this is where the trouble sets in. Some appliances just consume too much electricity to be functional.
To shop for appliances, you should first make a short list of which equipment to buy and how useful they can be. Go to your reliable appliance retailer and make your purchases. You could shop for appliances by initially considering and assessing the brands. Good brands usually offer energy efficient versions of different appliances.
You should also ask the sales personnel about the energy consumption capacity of the appliances you are considering. Salesmen should inform you outright about the projected energy consumption of each and every brand of appliances their store is selling.
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