When it comes to buying energy efficient appliances, how do you know you are purchasing the best one in terms of efficiency and cost? Energy efficient appliances use 30 to 50% less energy to operate and can save you quite a bit of money over time. Here is some information on Energy Star appliances and why they are a good investment for savings.

Energy Star is a Trusted Brand

The Energy Star symbol is widely recognized as a sign of quality assurance and energy-efficiency for appliances and other products. The rating system devised by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is applied to products with the Energy Star label identifying these products as being more efficient at conserving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. How do products earn this recognized symbol? By meeting the requirements set forth by the EPA for energy-efficiency and delivering on the promise of quality and features wanted by consumers.

Energy Efficient

Energy Star products use less energy and save money on monthly utility bills because they work more efficiently. The newer models of clothes washers have energy-saver settings, use less water per cycle and improved spin cycles which extract more water from clothes so it takes less time to dry them. Between washing the clothes and drying them, an electric dryer will use more energy than a washer. Combine two energy-efficient appliances and you’ll double your savings.


Everyone is leaning towards greener products and environmental consumerism. Many consumers are looking for better ways to make their purchasing dollars count; buying eco-friendly products and services is one way to be more environmentally conscious. The less energy used means less dependence on fossil fuels and cleaner air.

Cost Effective

Does it cost more to buy Energy Star appliances? You may find that prices on these appliances are a bit more than standard appliances and products of the same type, but most products with this label are eligible for discounts and tax credits which help defray some of the cost plus you’ll reap the benefits year after year in utility savings.

Appliances That Get Energy Star Certification:

  • Washing Machines

  • Dishwashers

  • Refrigerators

  • Freezers

  • Dehumidifiers

  • Air Purifiers

  • Furnaces

  • Room Air Conditioners

  • Central Air Conditioners

Even furnaces and central air conditioners carry the Energy Star label. If you need to upgrade your current heating and cooling system, consider purchasing a model with the Energy Star label for savings and environmental conservation. If you need advice or recommendations for upgrading your system, contact us at ABA Heating and Cooling. We offer top notch quality and service for AC repair in Austin. Whether you need air conditioning service or complete replacement, you can contact us by phone or online to schedule an appointment.