In my experience, it seems most people compare appliance models based on cost, appearance, and brand. Some individuals consult the yellow-and-black EnergyGuide label for estimated operating cost and energy use information. Others research models online through the Energy Star products database.
But there’s a new resource for locating the most energy efficient products on the market: Top Ten USA.
Top Ten USA is a non-profit organization that recently launched a free web-based resource with guides to the 10 most energy-efficient products in all sorts of categories, including refrigerators, freezers, televisions, dishwashers, clothes waters, etc.
Here are a few list pages:
- Top 10 efficient dishwashers
- Top 10 efficient small clothes washers
- Top 10 efficient large refrigerators
- Top 10 efficient medium televisions
In the end, it probably goes without saying but – notwithstanding the Energy Star label – some products are more efficient than others. If you want to move beyond the label, perhaps Top Ten USA will be a helpful, up-to-date resource in doing so.
How do you find the most environmentally-friendly products when purchasing?