Washer, dryer lighten energy load
If we wanted to be 100 percent energy efficient doing our laundry, we'd still be using scrub boards and clotheslines. Yet, few do.
Recycling can pay off in many ways
Is it time to banish the avocado-gold refrigerator haunting the basement? Isn't that freezer buzzing away in the garage bugging you? And those spent compact florescent bulbs huddled in the corner of the garage -- what about them?
Options for energy smart TVs growing
Want a big TV for the big game? You'll find more options than ever. Just be sure to keep an eye out for the orange Energy Forward label to avoid wasting energy and money.
Newer TVs use energy efficiently
A 50-inch plasma TV used to suck 500 watts. Jon Fairhurst of Camas remembers the day.
Make wise buy using Energy Star
If you are interested in buying a new appliance at a Vancouver-area retail store, you will probably want to ask about the product’s energy usage and how much it will cost to operate.
Clean up with efficient new washer
Do you know that if you buy a high-efficiency clothes washer from a participating Energy Star retailer in Clark County, you will receive a point-of-sale $50 rebate on the deal?
Recycling appliances really pays off
Is it time to “unfriend” that old freezer laboring away in the garage? Or how about the refrigerator in the basement that’s started humming? And then there are those fluorescent tube lights in the shop that burned out. What’s the best way to get rid of them?
Seek energy savings when buying big-screen TV
While consumers generally want to buy bigger-screen TVs for the home theater experience, they are also increasingly eager to purchase more energy-efficient, technologically advanced models.
Washer, dryer technology update
Heating water for bathing and washing clothes represents about 14 percent of overall energy use in a home. So if you are in the market for a new clothes washer and a dryer, check out machines with the latest energy-saving technology.
EnergyStar labels help consumers
When consumers interested in buying a new appliance visit DeWils Interiors in Vancouver, they nearly always ask about energy usage and how much the new appliance will cost to operate.
Good reasons to get rid of old appliances
Is the old refrigerator in the garage just not keeping your favorite drinks cold enough? How about the 20-year-old freezer in the basement? Is it ready to call it quits?
Tune into savings when buying a TV
I’m sitting here watching a football game on my very old TV and have decided now’s the time for a replacement. What should I know about energy use before I pick the one I want?