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AppliancesAppliances and other home electronics can have a big impact on your energy bill, so choose energy-efficient models whenever possible. In the market for a new appliance? ENERGY STAR​ can help you find efficient options. The ENERGY STAR label on appliances shows that the device exceeds the minimum federal standards for energy-efficiency.

Most appliances will also have a bright yellow Energy Guide label, which provides estimated annual energy use and cost. Compare labels to find the best option for you. 

The U.S. Department of Energy has a handy appliance energy calculator​ , so you can estimate how much energy your home appliances and electronics use.

Federal, local, or utility programs may offer incentives for energy efficient appliances.

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