When Buying New Household Appliances Makes Sense & Saves Money
If household appliances are more than 20 years old, replacement may pay for itself in energy savings. Consider energy savings when repairing or replacing old appliances.
Many people are watching energy bills increase as world demand for energy skyrockets. Owners of residential wind and solar systems usually look to reduce electricity demand first. Looking for ways to decrease electricity usage reveals many easy answers like turning off the lights when leaving a room or turning down the temperature on a water heater.
Other big electricity drainers are hiding in plain sight. Lots of press has been given to "leeching" appliances that continue to use electricity even when turned off. These are easy to find. Look for warm or hot areas in cabinets where they are stored or around the cases of the appliance.
The quickest way to reduce electricity usage from leeching is to plug these units (TVs and entertainment center equipment are classic offenders) into a power strip which can be switched off. Many other appliances do not leech electricity but are just old and use more energy than their modern counterparts.
Repairing or Replacing an Appliance
Appliances seem to fall into the middle range cost of consumer goods. Appliances cost enough to be classified as major purchases for many people – purchases expected to operate for years without trouble. So, if they require repair after 6 or 7 years, the choice between spending a couple hundred dollars on repairs or buying a new appliance can be tough.
One of the basic guidelines is to replace any appliance that will cost more than half its value to repair. The other thing to consider is energy usage. According to the Energy Star site, appliances with the Energy Star rating use 10 to 50 percent less energy and water than conventional models and even more compared to older appliances.
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