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Potential Energy Savings and Benefits with ENERGY STAR®

ENERGY STAR is an international symbol of premium energy efficiency. Products that display the ENERGY STAR symbol have been tested according to prescribed procedures and have been found to meet or exceed higher energy efficiency levels without compromising performance.

ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers

Through superior designs, ENERGY STAR qualified washers help to save money on utility bills by using less water and energy while cleaning clothes thoroughly. In fact, these clothes washers use 50 percent less energy and 35 to 50 percent less water than traditional models.

Features:

  • Sensors that prevent energy waste by matching water needs to the size of each load
  • Advanced high-speed motors that reduce the length of spin cycles and remove more water from clothes, so less time and energy are needed for drying

Enjoy the benefits of these washers without giving up features you've come to expect from regular units. ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers are available in both top- and frontloading designs of varying capacities and offer adjustable water-temperature controls and load sizes.

ENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers

Dishwashers that display the ENERGY STAR mark achieve energy efficiency levels that are at least 25 percent higher than the minimum regulated standard in Canada.

Features:

  • save energy by using improved technology and less hot water.
  • feature sensors that calculate the required length of washing cycles and the appropriate water temperatures needed to clean each load.
  • some models feature built-in heating elements that save water-heating costs.

ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators

As there are now ENERGY STAR performance levels for all qualified refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers across the full range of these appliances.

Features:

  • better insulation
  • high-efficiency compressors
  • improved heat-transfer surfaces
  • more precise temperature and defrost mechanisms

ENERGY STAR qualified compact refrigerators have been available since January 2003. To meet ENERGY STAR performance levels, these appliances must exceed minimum Government of Canada energy efficiency standards by at least 20 percent.

ENERGY STAR qualified freezers

ENERGY STAR qualified standard-size freezers must exceed minimum Government of Canada energy efficiency standards by at least 10 percent. Compact freezer models must exceed minimum Government of Canada energy efficiency standards by at least 20 percent.

ENERGY STAR qualified dehumidifiers

High-efficiency, portable residential dehumidifiers may also be eligible to display the ENERGY STAR symbol. The energy efficiency of these appliances is measured by their Energy Factor (EF), or the amount of water they remove per kilowatt-hour of energy used.

To meet ENERGY STAR performance levels, standard-capacity dehumidifiers (up to 35.5 litres of water removal per day) must have EFs between 1.2 and 1.6, depending on the appliance's capacity. High-capacity units (36 to 57 litres of water removal per day) must achieve EFs of 2.5 or higher. All ENERGY STAR qualified standard and high-capacity humidifiers must exceed the minimum Government of Canada energy efficiency standard by 20 and 50 percent, respectively. EnerGuide labels do not appear on residential dehumidifiers.

Selling Points for Retailers

Selling the benefits of a product means not only mentioning the features your customers want most, but also explaining how these features will meet - or even surpass - their needs.

 

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