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Happy Presidents Day!

Presidents Day is just around the corner, and many of us are getting lots of emails alerts about the big sales going on all weekend. The great news is that many of those sales feature products that have earned the ENERGY STAR, which means they will help you save energy and money long after the initial savings at the store. Two of the best areas to look for the ENERGY STAR this Presidents Day are refrigerators and laundry products. Check out how they can help you save big and protect the environment this Presidents Day and for years to come.  

An ENERGY STAR Certified Refrigerator

ENERGY STAR Refrigerator

Did you know? An old refrigerator (over 10 years old) uses approximately twice as much energy as a new ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator. Replacing your old refrigerator with a new one that has earned the ENERGY STAR could save you more than $300 over the next five years and reduce your carbon footprint by 9,000 pounds of CO2 over the lifetime of the product. Replacing and properly recycling your old refrigerator prevents even more greenhouse gas emissions – a total of more than 10,000 pounds over the lifetime of the fridge.

An ENERGY STAR Tip: Do you have an old refrigerator in your basement or garage? If so, you could be wasting $125 per year to run it. A better option is to unplug it and use it only for special occasions (parties, the holidays, etc.), when you really need it.

An ENERGY STAR Certified Laundry Pair

ENERGY STAR Washing Machine

Did you know? ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers and dryers are 25% and 20% more efficient, respectively, than standard models. And an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer uses 33% less water than a standard model. Save $380 over the lifetime of an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer and even more with an ENERGY STAR washer/dryer pair.


An ENERGY STAR Tip: Heat pump dryers can use 20 to 60% less energy than conventional clothes dryers, and the ventless and compact models can be installed almost anywhere. Consumers with high clothes dryer usage and high electricity rates have the potential for especially large energy and cost savings.

Happy Presidents Day!