This time of year can really put a strain on the environment and the energy grid, resulting in more money going out. Investing in some new appliances can get you Hot Summer Savings for Water, Energy, & Your Wallet.
Technological advancements in the past 5-8 years have made appliances much more efficient. The increase in technology makes it possible to decrease other things – less water and energy use which equals less money leaving your wallet each month. The savings comes from lower utility bills but also from the many rebates that are offered on energy efficient appliances and toilets. Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling wants you to take advantage of the Hot Summer Savings for Water, Energy, & Your Wallet. Here’s what you need to know:
Energy Star appliances will save thousands of gallons of water compared to older models. A new dishwasher or washing machine will do more/better work with less water. And don’t forget about your toilets. Flushing the toilet accounts for the most water use inside the home. If your home was built before 1992 and you haven’t replaced your toilets recently, you probably could benefit from installing high efficiency toilets. A family of four can save 16,000 to 27,000 gallons of water per year by making this change. Especially in the desert environment of Albuquerque, saving water is crucial.
Most Energy Star appliances use 4-8 times less energy than those manufactured before 1999. These can include all appliances (not just the ones that use water) like TVs and refrigerators/freezers. Approximately 65 percent of U.S. electricity is generated by burning coal and natural gas, which releases greenhouse gases and other air pollutants into the atmosphere. Any amount of decreased energy usage can help this. And less energy spent means less money spent.
The most personal benefit of purchasing new appliances is the monetary savings. Of course, a new appliance is nice to have. But the happiness will continue month after month as you see your utility bills go down. To help offset that initial cost of a new appliance just about every one of them comes with a Rebate Option.
So, while we know that buying new appliances might seem daunting, the overall savings will be well worth the effort. We want you to take advantage of Hot Summer Savings for Water, Energy, & Your Wallet.