Energy Star Rated Washers & Washing Machines

Washers are one of the few appliances that use both water and electricity. Because of this, there is potential for energy savings and also for water conservation, making an Energy Star™ rated washing machine good for both lowering your utility bills and helping promote a green building environment.

Save Money & Energy with an Energy Star Rated Washing Machine

Energy Star qualified appliances must meet strict standards of energy efficiency. To do this, it must perform at lower energy requirements with better results than other products within it's same class. So an Energy Star rated washer must have a significantly better energy consumption ratio when compared to washing machines of a similar type.

For a long while now, the Department of Energy has required a yellow Energy Guide label to be attached to all major household appliances. The figures on this tag display exactly how much electricity or energy each appliance uses according to a comparison to equally classed products. Even more useful, the estimated annual energy usage in dollars is displayed. This allows consumers to compare each model's features and perks against the energy use and operating costs of the appliance before choosing which one to buy.

Energy Saving Tips - Energy Star Washers Over the course of its lifetime, an Energy Star qualified washing machine will save the average homeowner anywhere from $400 to $600 in total energy savings.

Washing Machines & The Energy Star Rating - What Does It Mean?

When a product's reduced energy consumption beats most of the similar products in that class, and it meets certain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, it may be designated an Energy Star qualified appliance. At this point, it displays the blue Energy Star logo. But in the case of washers, what does this mean?

The Energy Star program takes many specific things into account when considering washers and washing machines. First and foremost, water consumption. Since most households do at least one load of laundry a day, with many doing even two or more, a washer can account for a huge chunk of a residential home's water usage. Conservation of water is as important as conservation of energy, especially in dry, arid climates. Washers that can boast minimal water usage will get higher ratings that those that require more water per cycle.

Next, electricity requirements come into play. Since each manufacturer creates different models with different wash cycles, and since each of these cycles has a different duration and power requirement, the overall energy use will vary from washer to washer. Energy Star's program determines energy performance based upon total wattage used and determines which models are running with less of a power draw than other models. Models that spin for longer cycles seem to spend less energy overall, and efficient design plays a big role here.

Many internal factors come into play here. Higher-quality motors may more efficiently spin clothing during the spin cycle, requiring less energy. Front-load washers have been proven to traditionally use less water than top-loaders, because the main basin need not be filled to drive clothing against an agitator. Washers that can clean clothes with less hot water draw less electricty as well. Energy Star compares these factors against each other, just as a consumer must compare each washer's desired features against one another.

List of Energy Star Qualified Washers & Washing Machines

The following is a list of major manufactures for washers and washing machines currently bearing the Energy Star label. This list should not be considered all-inclusive, and some older models are included. Energy rating between models change all the time, as do Energy Star requirements. Consult the manufacturer's website or your local appliance store for the latest information on Energy Star rated products from these name brand washers.

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Fischer & Paykel
General Electric
- 2 models
- 3 models
- 4 models
- 8 models
- 2 models
- 25 models
- 3 models
- 7 models
- 3 models
- 2 models
- 9 models
- 2 models
- 9 models
- 24 models
- 3 models
- 25 models
LG Electronics
Speed Queen
- 7 models
- 71 models
- 3 models
- 40 models
- 22 models
- 3 models
- 11 models
- 18 models
- 6 models
- 10 models
- 5 models
- 1 model
- 1 model
- 1 model
- 3 models
- 26 models

Energy Star Rebates and Tax Qualifications

Energy Star Rebates and Tax Credits by Zip Code

One of the best things about saving the environment is that it can save you money! The US government and local state authorities have both promoted the use of Energy Star products to reduce pollution, save energy, conserve water, and help the general green environment. They offer savings in the form of rebates and tax credits, both of which are available on a varying basis.

Energy Star's website has a great page where you can check for local tax credits and rebates just be entering your zip code. Click the link above to see what's available in your area!

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