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This year Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, 2016. If you’re struggling to find ways to reduce your carbon footprint and save our Earth, Best Buy Stores has the latest in energy and water efficient appliances in support of Earth Day.Every month I look at my energy bill and I am shocked and surprised at how much money I pay for my families energy usage. In these days of cell phones, video games and all-night TV watching I really shouldn’t be surprised. But, their are ways to save energy and save on your utility bills, month after month, adding up to substantial savings. Let me ask you a question. How long have you had your refrigerator, your stove, washer and dryer even your microwave? Four Years? Ten years or more? If so, chances are they are not very energy efficient. Washers built before 2003 are significantly less efficient than newer models. If you have a standard clothes washer that is over 10 years old, it is costing you, on average over $180 per year. OUCH!!!
If you’re like me, I buy appliances as needed. What’s the old saying? “If ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, thinking like that, is right…. sometimes. As it turns out when it comes to appliances and efficiency, new appliances with the latest technology really is the way to go. When it comes to appliances, I prefer the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder.”
In fact, Energy Star certified washers use less energy. On average, a new Energy Star certified clothes washer uses 280 KWh of electricity and can save you $40 a year on your utility bills compared to a standard model. The savings are really starting to add up now. Did you ever wonder how many gallons of water your old clothes washer actually uses per load? A standard clothes washer uses a whopping 23 gallons of water, whereas an Energy Star certified washer uses ONLY 13 gallons of water per load. That’s a savings of more than 3,000 gallons per year. See the savings just rolling in?
Energy Star certified dryers use 20% less energy than conventional models without sacrificing features or performance. They also use sensor drying, not timed drying. Sensor drying incorporates advanced moisture sensors to help you reduce your dryers energy use. This feature ensures that your dryer will automatically cut off when your clothes are dry, how AWESOME is that? Pretty awesome!
Have you seen the LG Twin wash and sidekick available at Best Buy stores? You’re in for a real treat. They let you do two loads at once, so you have more time to do other things. The innovative TWIN wash is all about efficiency. Turbowash 2.0 feature saves up to 30minutes on larger loads with outstanding cleaning performance. Turbosteam technology deeply penetrates fabrics for greater cleaning power. The innovation and technology behind these machines are truly awe inspiring and have to be seen to be believed.
The sidekick can pair with almost any LG front load unit. You can wash smaller loads without having to waste water by using the main unit. Best Buy stores are offering 18months major appliance financing or 10% rewards (increased from 5% to 10% for APRIL!) and 10% back in grocery purchases (NEW testing during this campaign). FREE delivery on purchases $399+.