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Room AC energy use is directly related to its British thermal unit (BTU) rating. To find out how much energy your room air conditioner uses, you need to know its cooling capacity, which is expressed in BTUs. If you don’t know your room AC’s... Read more .

The ENERGY STAR® website makes it easy for you to find out how much energy your refrigerator uses. Enter your refrigerator’s type, age and size into their Flip Your Fridge Calculator to find your fridge’s annual energy consumption. Key in your... Read more .

All standard dryers use about the same amount of energy because they all work the same way. A motor rotates the drum while a fan circulates hot air through the clothes to dry them. In fact, dryers are so similar in energy use that they don’t use... Read more .

Most clothes washers don’t use much energy at all to accomplish basic functions of filling, agitating, draining and spinning clothes. Only 10 percent of energy used to wash laundry is used by the washer drive motor according to the US... Read more .

Freezers typically use between 200 and 1,200 kWh of electricity annually, which costs between $24 and $144 per year (based on an average electricity cost of 12 cents per kWh). The amount of energy your freezer uses depends on its size, age, and... Read more .

Dishwashers use between about 200 and 800 kWh per year of electricity—costing between $2 and $8 per month to operate (based on an average electricity cost of 12 cents per kWh)The exact amount of energy that your dishwasher uses depends on its age... Read more .

When it’s hot out, you want your central air conditioner to work well. And while having a service technician tune up your AC in spring helps keep your AC running for many years, eventually your AC unit will start wearing out. Then you have to... Read more .

Have you been debating whether to repair or replace your broken refrigerator? There are a lot of factors that go into this decision-making process, and it’s not always easy. Consider your refrigerator’s age, the likely repair cost, replacement... Read more .

Too much or too little humidity inside your home can be unhealthy and uncomfortable. Your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system helps control humidity inside your home, so it’s important to understand how it works and what you... Read more .

When your oven breaks down,, you have to decide whether it makes more sense to fix it or buy a new one. The average lifespan of an oven ranges from 15 to 20 years, depending on the model and how well you take care of it. If you discover that your... Read more .

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