ENERGY STAR SOLUTION
It’s no secret that Energy Star appliances can help reduce your energy bills. Here’s how you can benefit the most from these energyefficiency all-stars. Check out regional incentives for purchasing Energy Star appliances by typing your ZIP code into Energy Star’s rebate locator (energystar. gov) and selecting the appliances you’re interested in.
Don’t plug in an old refrigerator elsewhere in your home; it will still drain as much energy from the basement as the kitchen. Take it off the grid completely by recycling it.
Energy efficiency also can equate to saving time. High-efficiency washing machines can spin your clothes almost twice as fast as conventional washers, saving time in the dryer because the clothes are already less moist from the more aggressive spin cycle.