The ‘Good Old Days’ Are Now

Thanks to ongoing advances in energy-saving technologies, the chart above shows the significant increases in the energy efficiency of five common home appliances based on historical data that were just released by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) for the years 1981 to 2011. Those improvements in energy efficiency translate into significant energy cost savings for American households. According to a press release from the AHAM, US consumers could save $90 per year on average if they replaced their 10-year old refrigerator, clothes washer, and dishwasher with today’s energy efficient models. The savings from lower operating costs would be even greater when comparing today’s modern models to the appliances of 20 or 30 years ago.

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