Weatherization Tips of the Month for February

Appliances

There are two price tags on an appliance.
The first is the price to buy it and the second is the price you pay for the energy to run it.  Over the lifetime of an appliance, you may spend much more money to run it than you did to buy it.

Look for the ENERGY STAR label.
Qualified products such as appliances, ceiling fans, and electronics meet energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.  Go to www.energystar.gov for a complete list of ENERGY STAR-certified products.

Check the cost of running an appliance.
Take a look at the EnergyGuide label for a refrigerator.  It tells you the the kWh usage and how much it costs to operate.