Reasons to use High-Efficiency Appliances
There are two good reasons to use high-efficiency appliances. The obvious reason is to save a bundle on your bills. While energy-efficient models may be a bit pricier than comparable models with average efficiency, your reduced energy bills will put that money back into your bank account. But this is only half of the reason to say goodbye to that energy-guzzling, mauve-colored monster in your kitchen.
It's belt-tightening time, America. Whether you're motivated by a less than robust economy or environmental concerns, now's the time to make reducing, reusing and recycling your summer priorities. But who said cutting back has to be hard? Here are some easy and sensible ways to save.
Keeping Cool This Summer
When the mercury creeps higher it's natural to want to ratchet up the air conditioner. But with cooling costs accounting for up to 40% of the average summer energy bill, that's not the most economic or eco-sensitive solution. Believe it or not, making a few simple low-tech changes can pay off with a cooler house and a much lower bill.