Nowadays, many homeowners opt for energy-efficient appliances since they use less energy than their older alternatives. Reduced energy consumption equals lower energy bills. But, lower electricity expenses are not the only benefit of replacing an old appliance with a newer, more efficient one.
Another major benefit of minimizing your energy use is that you will also reduce your impact on the environment. To generate electricity, most power plants burn fossil fuels; increased amount of greenhouse gases which pollute the environment is the result of using this method of power generation. Greater demand for energy creates greater demand for harvesting fossil fuels. Therefore, when you choose energy-efficient appliances, you help reduce the carbon waste because cutting back on energy consumption reduces the amount of electricity that power plants have to generate, lowering the amount of fossil fuels that are burned each day.
Check out these energy-efficient appliances designed to help you minimize your home’s energy use and lower your electricity bills.
This energy efficient motion-sensing LED provides 40 lumens of soft white light that stays white and bright. It automatically turns on when motion is sensed, up to 25 feet away, and turns off after 90 seconds of no activity. The light's Motion-Sensing and light-sensing technology means no wasted light, helping to keep your energy bills low. This light is intended for indoor use and will perfectly operate in low-light conditions.
Energy Star Portable Dehumidifier by hOmeLabs
This moisture-sucking, Energy Star certified dehumidifier is fit for medium to large rooms, to quickly and effectively absorb moisture without racking up your energy bill. The hOme dehumidifier is not only portable, but it also offers six different settings and a 24-hour timer, making this essential in preventing excess moisture in the air. This will help to protect clothes, home goods, and furniture from mildew, mold, and moisture rot.
Enjoy bright energy-efficient LED lighting in any space with this 3.6W LED strip-style desk Lamp. The elongated 36 piece LED strip provides wider light dispersion over large workspaces. An ultra-slim profile and sleek black and silver finish make it ideal for any office or home.
Ultra Quiet Energy Star Air Purifier by Rabbit Air
This Energy Star HEPA air purifier effectively traps and reduces airborne bacteria, mold spores and particles that carry viruses; traps and reduces pet dander and pet allergens; traps and reduces volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other chemicals; traps and reduces odors from pets, cigarettes and cigars, cooking and mildew.
pureHeat 3-in-1 Energy Efficient Heater, Air Purifier, and Humidifier by GreenTech Environmental
pureHeat 3-in-1 offers efficient heating, air purification, and humidification all in one high-quality product. The sophisticated PTC heating technology quickly heats, reduces power consumption when it reaches the set temperature, saves energy, and achieves more consistent warmth from floor to ceiling. The air purification technology reduces mold, bacteria, and viruses while the built-in humidifier adds moisture for more comfortable heating.
LED Floor Lamp by Verilux
This floor lamp’s natural Spectrum LED lighting mimics natural daylight, while its Optix lens reduces glare to make the light easier on the eyes. With this lamp, you can work or craft longer and more productively. The lamp’s long-lasting LED light means that you’ll never have to change the bulb. LED provides better illumination and truer color representation for your work, reading, and craft projects.
This Night Light Lamp is bright enough to see where you're going in the dark without turning on other lights, but not so bright as to blind you. It costs you less than $0.20 per year to operate (based on 11/kWh), and no replacement of light bulbs is required. It is perfect for hallway, kitchen, stairs, living room, bathroom, bedroom, and anywhere you need a guiding light.
Written by Natalie Myhalnytska, founder & editor at Magazine MN