Some houses that you purchase come with their own appliances. These will usually be your basic appliances like a refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, stove, dryer, and washer. However, these were likely installed by the builder of the home or the previous owner, who likely didn’t put too much emphasis on how energy efficient these appliances are. They likely purchased them because they were the most affordable available rather than the best quality appliances. Unfortunately, cheaper appliances tend to have a less quality design which translates into low energy savings.
Energy costs are rising all the time. If energy savings is something you care about, then it would certainly be worth investing in new appliances that are better quality. After all, it takes a lot of energy to power all these big appliances and it can add up to hundreds of dollars on your electric bill each month. Although this may require you to make a bigger upfront investment in purchasing energy efficient appliances, the payoff will be substantial in the end. In fact, homeowners who use energy efficient appliances will save as much as 30% per year on their power bill.
For those of you who care about the environment, new appliances are made to be environmentally friendly when they’re energy efficient. The United States Environmental Protection Agency released some statistics about this. They found that the average homeowner could lower the greenhouse gas emissions they cause by as much as 130,000 pounds throughout the length of time they own them. This includes having all new energy efficient appliances, like heating, air conditioning, lighting, and so on.
New appliances can give you more than just energy savings benefits, though. They can also increase the resale value of your home. If you need to move for whatever reason and have to sell your home, wouldn’t it be a good selling point if you could tell prospective buyers that your appliances are energy efficient? This would be a huge incentive for them to purchase your home if they knew that they were getting these appliances too. Since everyone wants to save on their energy bills, new appliances like these can only help you down the road.
You would be amazed at the kind of advanced technology that is being built into new appliances these days. Not only do they use less energy, but they do a better job as well. New washers will clean clothes more thoroughly and new dryers don’t leave any wetness on clothes whatsoever after they’re done drying them. Plus, new appliances are not prone to as many malfunctioning behaviors as older appliances. And if new appliances do happen to have problems, the manufacturer will likely give you a warranty to cover any repairs that are needed.
If you aren’t afraid to spend top dollar for the best home appliances on the market, then you can turn your house into a smart house by purchasing all smart appliances for it. Imagine being able to turn on your washer and dryer from your smartphone. How about being able to make sure you turned off the stove before you left the house? If you find that your stove is on, you can turn it off on your smartphone no matter how far away you are. These are only some of the benefits of smart home appliances.
When it comes to energy, you can get real-time data on how much energy your appliances are exhausting. If you find that some appliances are using more energy than you want them to use, you’ll have the ability at your fingertips to shut those appliances off or schedule their activities for each day. That way, you can budget your energy consumption and not use up more than you need to.