Money-saving appliances. Did you get a high electricity bill this month? It’s possible that you are depending too much on your home appliances or it’s probably because the electricity cost has risen. At a time like this, what you need to do is upgrade your house and get smart appliances.
Look out for home appliances that come with an Energy-Star rating because they are the most reliable. These appliances will not just lower the electricity bill but also reduce strain on your home’s energy grid. Solar panels and shingles are all the rage nowadays! Granted getting a new roof after you have just moved into your house is difficult but looks at the long-term benefits. If you are not ready for such a big investment, then start inside the home by making small changes. To put it simply — these appliances will benefit your environment and wallet.
Following are a few money-saving appliances that will make your house and lifestyle more energy efficient:
Smart Mini Plug Outlet
A smart plug is something that will help you save money anywhere. It will not just reduce your electricity bill but also help you keep track of energy usage. The Voltson Wi-Fi Outlet by Etekcity operates through a VeSync app and can be controlled via Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Echo. Once the outlet is in place, you can check on the energy-use patterns and change your consumption habits easily. A pack of 2 Voltson Wi-Fi Outlet costs $17.66.
Nest Learning Thermostat
What are the two appliances that consume the most energy in winter and summer? Your air conditioner and heater! The 3rd generation Learning Thermostat by Nest has one of the most advanced technologies. Unlike other smart thermostats that detect the temperature in the air and adjust accordingly, this thermostat goes one step further and learns your patterns. You can put the thermostat on auto-schedule and not worry about turning it on or off. This thermostat costs $194.75.
Samsung 4-Door Flex™ Family Hub™ Refrigerator
The 4-Door Flex™ Family Hub™ Refrigerator by Samsung will be a great addition to your kitchen. This is the ultimate energy-saving refrigerator that even received a “Best of Innovation Award” in 2018. So, what makes this fridge special? It prevents the cool air from escaping by closing the door automatically if you accidentally left it open. You can satisfy your urge of “looking into the fridge aimlessly” by viewing the insides through the 3 built-in cameras. Bixby, the refrigerator’s intelligent voice assistance allows you to control other appliances in the house from your washing machine to the front door lock and even the baby’s room monitor. A little on the pricier side but a great investment, this fridge costs $3,199.
Samsung Large 5.0 cu. ft. Capacity Washer
The Large 5.0 cu. ft. Capacity Washer by Samsung saves money by reducing water wastage a faster spin cycle. It extracts water efficiently so that the dry cycle does not last long. This appliance is also Bixby enabled so you can operate it from anywhere in the house. The flow of water stops immediately when the washer is full and you can time the load so that when you get back home from a hectic workday, all you will have to do is fold your clothes and place them in your closet. This washer costs $1,169.
So there you have it — some of the best energy-star appliances that will not just help you save money but also make your life easier.