|Appliance Energy Data|
|Appliance Energy Data
The Federal Trade Commission collects manufacturer data about the energy use and efficiency of appliances. Click on the images above to view the current year's data for the type of appliance you are researching.
Shopping for an Appliance? Remember to Consider All the Costs
Suppose you go shopping for a new refrigerator, and you're on a budget. The best buy is the 'fridge with the lowest sales price, right? Not necessarily. If you buy the lowest-priced refrigerator, you may end up spending more than if you buy a more expensive one. The reason? The cost of owning a home appliance has three components:
the initial purchase price
the cost of repairs and maintenance, and
the cost to operate it.
To figure out how much you'll spend over the lifetime of the appliance, you have to look at all these costs. To learn how an appliance's energy consumption can affect your out-of-pocket costs and other information about buying an energy-efficient appliance click here.