Energy Efficient Products
When looking to buying new appliances one of the things we should consider is the amount of energy it takes to run them which results in higher utility bills and adds to the greenhouse gas emissions we produce each day.
Energy Efficient products look the same on the outside, its how they run that is different. The more energy-efficient the product is the less it will cost you to run, saving you money on your utility bills and help protect the environment while doing so by reducing the amount of emissions, green house gases and air pollution we produce.
Rebates, or other intensive programs may be in place to encourage you to buy the energy-efficient appliances. Energy-efficient appliance will have the ENERGY STAR symbol on them so will know you are purchasing an energy-efficient appliance.
Some ENERGY STAR certified products are:
- Washing Machines
- Water coolers
- Air Purifiers
- pool pumps
- Ceiling fans
- Ventilating fans
- Gas furnaces
- Air conditioners
- Computer monitors and televisions
- Geothermal heat pumps
- Water Heaters
For a more detailed list of energy-efficient products go the Natural Resources Canada website.
When buying an energy-efficient product make sure you buy the size you need for your household, all energy-efficient appliances will have an energy guide label on them to show energy usage. To keep them running efficiently you should keep them clean and maintained.
By using energy-efficient appliances you are reducing the amount of energy required to run the appliance. Approximately 12% of the energy used in an average Canadian home comes from fridges, freezers, dishwashers, and water coolers. Simply buy purchasing energy-star appliances we can do our part to reduce our impact on the environment and save money on our energy bills, these seem like two great reasons to use energy-efficient appliances to me.