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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Save with Energy Star Washers and Dryers at Best Buy #BestBuyCSR #ENERGYSTAR


Do we love doing the laundry? No. It's time-consuming and does no favors to our utility bills. In our home, it seems like laundry is a never-ending chore. With as many loads as we do each week, an ENERGY STAR ® certified washer and dryer is a must. It keeps our bills low and we like knowing that we're minimizing the impact on the environment as well! 

We just purchased a new washer and dryer from Best Buy this month and can't say enough about how easy they made it. The delivery men were extra careful taking them up our new stairs and had each installed in a snap. 

If you're in the market for a new set, Best Buy's ENERGY STAR ® certified selection is vast. They are committed to helping families through their commitment to positively impacting our environment, with a huge assortment of sustainable products and appliances. This includes their large selection of energy-efficient products, including ENERGY STAR ® certified electronics and appliances.

Energy Star Certified Products at Best Buy

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Why We Love ENERGY STAR products:
  • Lower Bills – ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers and dryers use less power, so we pay for less energy. In a growing number of municipalities, rebates are offered for homes that use ENERGY STAR appliances. Save $490 over the lifetime of an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer and even more with an ENERGY STAR washer/dryer pair.
  • Minimal Environmental Impact – Saving energy means ENERGY STAR certified washers and dryers help protect the climate, which means that your kids and the planet will benefit for years to come.
  • Longer Lasting Clothes – ENERGY STAR clothes washers use a variety of sophisticated cleaning methods that are gentler on clothes, while ENERGY STAR clothes dryers use less heat and sensor drying which reduces wear and tear on clothes from over drying.

Fun Fact: ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers and dryers are typically between 25% and 20% more efficient, respectively, than standard models.

ENERGY STAR Washers

  • Use 25% less energy and approximately 45% less water than standard models.
  • Typically save about $45 a year on utility bills compared to a standard model.
Product lifetime savings:
  • 1,100 kWh and more than 2.5 million BTUs of natural gas
  • 33,000 gallons of water
  • $490 over the product’s lifetime

Fun Fact: If all clothes washers sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, we would save more than $4 billion each year and prevent more than 19 billion pounds of carbon pollution annually. This is equal to the emissions from 1.7 million vehicles.

ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers incorporate the following advanced features:

  • Multiple configurations– ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers are available in either front-load or redesigned top-load configurations which include technology innovations that help save energy and water.
  • Sophisticated wash systems– ENERGY STAR certified top-load machines clean your clothing just like standard models without wasting water to fill up the tub. Instead, these machines use sophisticated wash systems to cycle clothes through a mixture of water and detergent, allowing the clothes to be cleaned without using excess water or detergent.
  • No central agitator– Front-load machines tumble clothes through a small amount of water instead of rubbing clothes against an agitator, while advanced top-load machines lift and tumble clothes through a reduced stream of water. Both designs dramatically reduce the amount of hot water and energy used in the wash cycle.
  • High spin speeds– Efficient motors spin clothes two to three times faster to extract more water. Less moisture in the clothes means less time in the dryer and less energy spent drying clothes.
  • Long live your clothes– Front-load and advanced top-load clothes washers’ sophisticated wash systems use a variety of methods to lift and tumble your laundry, lengthening the life of often-washed items. Additionally, because they are so gentle, many models can safely clean silk, wool and other hand-washables.

ENERGY STAR Dryers:

  • Use approximately 20% less energy than standard models

Fun Fact: If all clothes dryers sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to more than $1.5 billion each year and 22 billion pounds of annual carbon pollution would be prevented. That's equal to the emissions from 2 million vehicles!

ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryers advanced features:

  • Low Heat Setting– Longer drying cycles on a low heat setting use less energy. When you purchase an ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryer, look for the cycle that uses the least amount of energy, sometimes known as the “energy-saving” selection.
  • Steam Cycles– Many ENERGY STAR dryers also include convenient features, such as a steam cycle that can help save time on ironing clothes by preventing wrinkles.

Learn more here on the Best Buy blog!

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.