Save Energy Through Green Appliances
As green energy resources become more prevalent, the push for energy efficient appliances is becoming an important factor in households around the country. People have begun to realize how much energy inefficient appliances consume in regard to electricity and water. With these realizations, more environmentally friendly appliance brands are surfacing.
Green appliances do more than just save energy and cut down utility costs, they are also more sustainable and ethically manufactured. This means cutting back on the toxic chemicals that are used in production and incorporating more easily recycled materials that won’t contaminate soil and water with proper disposal. Though no appliance is truly green, many manufacturers are making promising steps in manufacturing more environmentally sustainable, energy efficient household appliances.
Here are a few examples of energy efficient appliances that are currently available:
A good place to start saving energy in appliances is the refrigerator. Whirlpool has recently introduced the Resource Saver refrigerator as the most energy efficient dual refrigerator-freezer available. This refrigerator is supposed to be 30% more efficient than EPA standards require to get an Energy Star rating. Among the efficiency features of the refrigerator are sensors to keep food cooler more efficiently and a larger freezer area. And according to Whirlpool, this is all powered with the energy equivalent of a 60-watt light bulb.
These dishwashers are designed to use less water and electricity while better cleaning dishes than other units. The Asko dishwashers are tall tank units that comes in a range of colors and styles and feature the Energy Star efficiency rating. They are also quieter than other dishwashers.
Niagara Stealth Toilets
With a name like the Stealth toilet, you can surely expect that Niagara created something cool. This toilet boasts one of the lowest gallons per flush, at 0.8 gallons. This is accomplished using a dual-trap system that incorporates an air transfer valve to pressure the trap, so less water is used in the system as a whole. This pressurized air replaces water in the trap as the tank fills, making the Stealth Toilet one of the most efficient and stealthy looking toilets on the market.