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You know how they always tell you to listen to your inner child? To let her out every once in a while so she can spark joy in your life?
My inner child can certainly spark joy, but she can also be really great about making sure I care for the environment. My inner child is a little earth warrior, and she's always looking for ways to honor Mother Earth.
One way we can all do that is to take a look at the appliances we're using in our homes and make sure they are energy efficient. By choosing energy efficient appliances, you're not only caring for our planet, but also for your pocketbook since you'll have lower monthly bills.
So how do you choose energy-efficient appliances? Visit Best Buy of course! They offer a wonderful selection of ENERGY STAR® certified electronics and appliances so you can live more sustainably.
If your house is anything like mine, you are constantly doing laundry. I did 5 loads yesterday alone! One area where you can make an impact on your energy usage is by upgrading your washer and dryer to ENERGY STAR certified models.
Better for Everyone
ENERGY STAR appliances are better for the environment, your clothes and your family! By saving energy, you're showing our planet that you care about her all while saving money on your monthly bill.
Did you know that ENERGY STAR certified washers and dryers are 25% and 20% more efficient, respectively, than standard models? In addition, ENERGY STAR certified washers use approximately 45% less water than standard models (equivalent to 33,000 gallons of water over the life of the unit).
This means that you can save $490 over the lifetime of an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer and even more with an ENERGY STAR washer/dryer pair.
If all washing machines sold in this country were ENERGY STAR certified, we'd save more than $4 billion each year and prevent over 19 billion pounds of carbon pollution annually. This is equal to the emissions from 1.7 million vehicles!
If all dryers sold in this country were ENERGY STAR certified, we we'd save more than $1.5 billion each year and prevent 22 billion pounds of carbon pollution annually. This is equal to the emissions from 2 million vehicles.
One small change really CAN have a tremendous impact if we all make it together!
You'll also find that ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers and dryers are often equipped with advanced features that make cleaning and drying easier and more effective. They can be gentler on your clothes, both in the wash and dry cycles, so they can last longer. No more temper tantrums when your toddlers favorite nightgown gets worn out!
Often, the washers have high spin speeds, meaning that the clothes spin 2-3 times faster so they can extract more water. This means they dry faster, so when you sneak your toddler's blanket in the wash, you won't have to listen to them scream about it for as long! Win-win 😉
One of my favorite features on the newer dryers is the Steam feature. It can significantly cut down on the amount of time you spend ironing clothes. Or have you going out in public with wrinkled clothes less often (for those of us who avoid ironing like the plague).