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If you live in a typical U.S. home, appliances and home electronics are responsible for approximately 20 percent of your energy bills. These appliances and electronics include clothes washers, computers, dishwashers, home audio equipment, refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioners, televisions, DVD players, VCRs and water heaters.

When purchasing ENERGY STAR-labeled appliances, energy bills can be reduced by up to 30 percent and electric lighting charges by up to 40 percent. ENERGY STAR labels appear on appliances and home electronics that meet strict energy efficiency criteria established by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Keep home appliances running at peak efficiency to save electricity and conserve resources. Remove lint and dust from the refrigerator coil and freezer. Clean lint around the dryer and furnace as well as the vents leading to or from these appliances. Change or clean the filter in the air purifier or furnace. These small tasks can make a huge impact on reducing energy bills.

From appliances to electronics to windows and building supplies, the ENERGY STAR label is a guarantee that the products purchased are among the most energy efficient of their kind.


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