Energy Tip of the Day 08/09/12

“Tips: Shopping for Appliances:   When you’re shopping for appliances, think of two price tags. The first one covers the purchase price – think of it as a down payment. The second price tag is the cost of operating the appliance during its lifetime. You’ll be paying on that second price tag every month with your utility bill for the next 10 to 20 years, depending on the appliance. Refrigerators last an average of 12 years; clothes washers about 11 years; dishwashers about 10 years; and room air conditioners last about 9 years.” (US Dept of Energy)

Illustration showing a bill and price tag with the initial purchase cost of an appliance on the left, and an electric bill with the ongoing costs of operating an appliance on the right.

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