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  • Did you know that an energy efficient washer can get your clothes cleaner and reduce wear on fabrics, all while saving energy?
    • Improved sensors monitor loads and adjust incoming water volume
    • Most new washers no longer have a central agitator which is kinder to your clothes
  • Bonus! Improved spin cycles reduce drying time.
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    Look for the ENERGY STAR® label when shopping. It's your guide to saving not only energy but water, too.
    Other things to know:
    • Review the Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF). It measures the energy used while on standby - the higher the number the better the results.
    • While you're at it, check out the Integrated Water Factor (IWF). This measures water efficiency and a lower number is desirable.
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    Fewer, full loads are better than several small loads - even with load sensors. Cold water can effectively clean your clothes - hotter doesn't mean cleaner.
Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do products qualify for ENERGY STAR®? What does it mean?
    ENERGY STAR® is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. Products can earn the ENERGY STAR® label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR® product specifications. ENERGY STAR® qualified products use as much as 50% less energy than standard products.
  • Where can I find ENERGY STAR® products?
    You can search for ENERGY STAR® products across many major retailers (e.g. Best Buy, Amazon) and find the best deals. You can compare the total cost of owning a product, which includes both the upfront cost as well as the ongoing costs of operating the product (at your utility rate / usage).
  • If I complete this measure, can I track my savings over time?
    If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.
  • How can I make sure the product I buy qualifies for available rebates?
    You can search across the major retailers (e.g. Best Buy, Amazon) for products that qualify for rebates.
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