5 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

Every April 22, Earth Day is celebrated by more than 1 billion people across 190 plus countries as a day of action to change human behavior and focus on environmental issues that the world faces. 

According to the EPA, electricity use is an integral part of each person’s environmental footprint. Producing and using electricity more efficiently reduces both the amount of fuel needed to generate it and the amount of greenhouse gases and other air pollution emitted as a result. 

Between 1970 and 2010, U.S. economic output had expanded more than three times – but energy demand grew only 50%, due in large part to investments in energy efficiency for homes, appliances, and vehicles

From your kitchen to your laundry room, here are 5 energy-saving tips for your appliances. 

Equip your home with Danby ENERGY STAR® Appliances 

Danby 5.92 cu ft Upright Stainless Steel VCM Freezer

To help increase the efficiency of your appliances, look for the ENERGY STAR® logo. By choosing ENERGY STAR® rated appliances, you can reduce your home appliance energy usage and costs by 10- 50 %. You can find the ENERGY STAR® logo on Danby air purifiers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, dishwashers, fridges, and freezers. 

Learn how much you could save by switching to ENERGY STAR® on our blog

 Use an Energy-Efficient Dehumidifier

Danby 22 Pint Dehumidifier

Aprils showers bring May flowers, but it also brings humidity. Keep moisture levels low with the help of an ENERGY STAR® Danby Dehumidifier. A dehumidifier that has earned the ENERGY STAR® label uses more efficient refrigeration coils, compressors, and fans to remove the same amount of moisture as a similarly sized conventional unit but uses nearly 15% less energy. The annual energy saved by one of these models could power your ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerator for almost two months!

Control humidity in spaces up to 1500 square feet with the Danby 22 pint Dehumidifier. This model delivers cutting-edge energy efficiency and the latest technological innovation, making ENERGY STAR’S Most Efficient 2022 List. 

Keep Cool with an Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner 

Danby 10,000 BTU U-Shaped Inverter Window Air Conditioner

Warm weather can bring humidity, sweat and higher energy bills in the summer. Air conditioners become everyone’s favorite appliance when temperatures climb triple digits. So, keep cool this summer with one of Danby’s energy-efficient portable or window air conditioners. 

Danby’s 10,000 BTU U-Shaped Inverter Window Air Conditioner and 8,000 BTU U-Shaped Inverter Window Air Conditioner were placed on the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient List 2022. ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2022 Room Air Conditioners must have an energy efficiency ratio that equals or outperforms DoE federal minimum standard by 35% and operate at 45 decibels.

Go Green in the Laundry Room

Danby 2.7 cu. ft. All-In-One Ventless Washer Dryer Combo

Washing and drying your clothes accounts for a significant part of your home’s energy usage. Consider an energy-efficient washing machine, as they can use less than half the amount of water as a conventional top loader.

Other ways to make your laundry process greener include using cold water, using environmentally friendly detergent, and trying only to wash full loads! Also, try to hang drying when possible! Hang drying your clothes can also save you from unfortunate clothing shrinkage.

Learn how to celebrate Earth Day every day on our blog. 

Ditch the Rubber Gloves

Danby 24″ Stainless Full Size Dishwasher

If you have access to a built-in, portable, or countertop dishwasher and consider yourself a friend of the environment, and use it! A dishwasher saves you money and energy, leaving you with a lighter bill and a more energy-efficient household. Learn how to make your kitchen eco-friendly with a dishwasher in our blog

Schedule your dishwashing around your schedule with the delay start feature and run your dishwasher at night to take advantage of off-peak hours, when temperatures drop and electricity rates may be lower. Use the air-dry setting and open the door after the final rinse to let your dishes air dry. Lastly, run your dishwasher only when it’s full.

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