Appliance Shopping

Shopping for a new appliance

Just by taking a peek at an appliance's yellow Energy Guide Label, you can make smart decisions about energy efficiency in your home.

Most major appliances come with an Energy Guide Label, which estimates its energy use under laboratory conditions. The figures are based on U.S. Department of Energy statistics. You can use these estimates to compare models and to calculate what a particular appliance is likely to cost to operate over the life of the appliance. Use your local electric rates, not the national average electric rates listed on the label, when calculating operating costs. 

ENERGY STAR logo

Remember to check for the ENERGY STAR® logo the next time you go appliance shopping. This seal, created by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, helps consumers identify the most energy-efficient products on the market. ENERGY STAR labeled appliances exceed existing federal efficiency standards and will reduce the operating cost of that appliance or product during its lifetime.

Cash incentives

You may be eligible to receive cash back on the purchase of high-efficiency appliances, such as refrigerators and clothes washers, through our wattsmart program.

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