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Celebrating Earth Day is something my family enjoys every year. Actually, we strive to honor the Earth every day of the year. However, we really seek to educate others about the importance of taking care of our planet on Earth Day because it's a day where everyone seems to be more open to making positive changes.
One action that we can all take is to evaluate our major appliances this Earth Day. Are they consuming more energy than what is necessary? Is there a way we can reduce how much energy our major appliances are consuming? If our current appliances are sucking too much energy, is it time to upgrade them?
If you draw the conclusion that it's time to upgrade your appliances, then head over to Best Buy to check out the latest ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators from LG Studios. Today's refrigerators are much more energy efficient due to improvements in compressors and insulation. If you choose an ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator, you'll discover they're about 9-10% more energy efficient than models that meet the federal minimum energy efficiency standard.
On average, when you properly recycle your old refrigerator and replace it with a new ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator, you can save anywhere between $35–$300 on energy costs over its lifetime. Check out the ENERGY STAR Savings Calculator to find out exactly how much money you could save by replacing your existing refrigerator.
What would happen if everyone upgraded to an ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator?
Making one simple change can have a huge impact. If all refrigerators sold in the United States were ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to more than $400 million each year. In addition, 8 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions from 750,000 vehicles. Those are some pretty impressive numbers looking at just refrigerators. Imagine if everyone swapped all of their major appliances!
ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators to consider
If you're ready to upgrade your refrigerator, one you may want to look at is the LG Studio Line “Beauty by Design” Refrigerator. Of course it's ENERGY STAR Certified, but it's also beautifully designed. The line is inspired by Nate Berkus with features like hefty metal knobs and flat doors.
The refrigerators have a horizontally brushed stainless steel finish, flat-door design and all-metal tall ice and water dispenser enhance the design aesthetic of any kitchen.
To go along with your ENERGY STAR Certified refrigerator, the LG Studio line also has what you need for cooking in the kitchen. Every detail has been thought of from flat-design, tilted control panels and robust, metal knobs to sleek wave handles to SmoothTouch glass controls.
And my best friend, which I've been missing for years – the dishwasher. The LG Studio dishwashers feature ultraquiet 42 dB performance and a sleek and stylish exterior. The line has TrueSteam technology, which can tackle even the toughest baked-on foods with ease. No more pre-washing (or re-washing) of dishes needed! So you get to save water too. Since we're in a drought, that's huge!
If you use a microwave (we ditched ours years ago), they also have over-the-range microwaves. They feature sensor cooking technology that senses humidity levels within the oven and automatically adjusts cooking time and performance to provide superior heating performance. LG's Convection technology also means your microwave really can serve as a second oven. That's pretty interesting!
Check out all of the ENERGY STAR Certified appliances from LG Studio here. Check out Best Buy's Earth Day sale for more great ideas on how you can upgrade your appliances and reduce energy costs and your impact on the Earth.
Ready to Get Upgraded?
Best Buy offers 18 months major appliance financing or 10% rewards (increased from 5 to 10% for April!) and 10% back in grocery purchases. You can also get free delivery on purchases $399 and up!