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Are your Energy-Efficient Appliances Saving or Costing You Money?

Drew Haynes - Thursday, March 17, 2016 | Comments (0)


If you’ve recently taken a stroll through your local home improvement store and perused the array of new appliances on the market, you know there is a wide range of features and options to choose from.  One of the common features is a conservation mode or energy-saving setting

On the surface, an energy-saving setting sounds like a great idea, and in many cases, we agree.  However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind when deciding whether your conservation mode is saving or costing you money.

Saving Energy VS Reduced Performance

For plumbing installation appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines, an energy-saving setting can save you money in two major ways. By reducing water consumption and lowering the amount of electricity or gas being used, consumers are able to lower their costs and their impact on our environment. 

In order to further lower the energy usage when running in a conservation mode, these appliances operate with reduced power.  This often means less effective performance.  In this case, it’s important for consumers to ask themselves if the job is getting done adequately or whether they are wasting more energy rewashing a sub-par cleaning.

Properly Using Your Appliances

Before blaming the energy-saving mode when dishes are left speckled with food, be sure you are properly using your appliance.  Over-filling your appliances or using a conservation mode for heavy duty washes could be to blame.  Always consult your owner’s manual before using your appliances. 

Purchase the Right Appliance

At Just Right Services, we encourage all of our clients to purchase energy efficient appliances when shopping to replace old units.  After all, it’s better for the environment and your wallet.  Keeping that in mind, we also encourage them to research the products they are considering beyond the Energy Star Rating.  Read reviews by other consumers to see whether the appliance is known for an efficient or inefficient conservation mode.

Talk With the Experts

Whether it’s related to HVAC systems or residential plumbing, the technicians at Just Right Services are passionate about providing our customers with the information they need to make the best decisions for their homes. If you’re considering new appliances, consult an expert that can guide you through the process and ensure it is installed safely and efficiently.  Contact Just Right Services today at 949-228-2108.

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