When you’re in the market for a new appliance, there’s a lot to consider (ahem, understatement). Beyond price, size and technology, there are a host of bells and whistles that are available nowadays. But let’s throw one more factor into the mix: the ability to save the planet.
An appliance sporting that blue square ENERGY STAR® label can make a huge impact on both the planet and your electric bill. From the kitchen to the laundry room and everywhere in between, these energy efficient products do their due diligence to protect the environment without compromising features or functionality. Even better? They save you a bunch of moolah. How’s that for multitasking?
Kenmore is proud to offer more than 500 ENERGY STAR® certified products, and this week we’re excited to celebrate ENERGY STAR® Day. Take the pledge and access rebates to join millions of others doing their part to create a healthier planet.
In celebration of ENERGY STAR® Day, let’s take a moment to give these appliances the props they deserve, and learn a little bit about just how (and why) they’re so awesome.
What does ENERGY STAR® stand for?
ENERGY STAR® is a widely recognized and trusted label on products that meet strict energy-efficiency requirements set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR® products are third-party certified and subject to ongoing verification.
Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR® seal help consumers save energy and money without sacrificing performance. By using less energy, these products also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
Today, the ENERGY STAR® label can be found on more than 75 different kinds of products in the home and office including light bulbs, appliances, consumer electronics, and heating and cooling equipment. ENERGY STAR® appliances use an average of 10 to 30% less energy than equivalent products.
Why should you use Kenmore ENERGY STAR® appliances?
There are ample benefits of using Kenmore ENERGY STAR® appliances, including:
- Reduced energy costs
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR® appliances can reduce your usage and costs by as much as 50%.
- Environmentally friendly
ENERGY STAR® appliances aren’t just good for your pocketbook. They reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and our reliance on fossil fuels, which is good for the environment, too.
- More convenience
ENERGY STAR® appliances are also more convenient, saving you time and energy. For example, running the laundry in an ENERGY STAR® washer and dryer means that you can wash more clothes in a single load and dry them faster. Fewer loads of laundry + less time per load = You clearing the DVR.
An easy way to make a difference — for the planet and your bank account
With skyrocketing energy costs and environmental concerns, we’re all looking for ways to save money and do our part for energy conservation. And since ENERGY STAR® Day is here, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how to contribute. While you may be feeling thrifty for continuing to rock that washing machine from the 90s, it’s actually costing you more in the long run.
Consider that an energy efficient Kenmore washing machine can save up to 33,000 gallons of water and almost $500 over the product’s lifetime. A Kenmore fridge could save you nearly $270 in operating costs over five years, and is 9% more efficient than a conventional refrigerator.
Upgrading to Kenmore’s lineup of ENERGY STAR® appliances is an easy way to make your home more energy efficient — and save a few bucks while you’re at it. Just look for that little blue label.
Proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year
Each year, the EPA honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.
This year, Kenmore and our parent-company Sears were recognized by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy as ENERGY STAR® Partners of the Year, which we’re especially proud of today on ENERGY STAR® Day. Awarded for the second year in a row in the category of Product Brand Owner, Kenmore offers over 500 ENERGY STAR® certified and Most Efficient rated products.
The 1.2 million ENERGY STAR® products sold by Kenmore in 2018 alone saved approximately 158 million kilowatt hours of energy and about 259 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, which equates to the emissions of a whopping 25,000 cars.
ENERGY STAR® Day may only be one day a year, but by purchasing these appliances you’re making a difference every day. And trust us, the world (and your wallet) will thank you for it.
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