When it comes to selecting green home appliances the answer may not be as straight forward as you may think. If you are building a new house or your appliance is beyond repair then yes you should go out and find the most efficient model available preferably with an energy star rating, but what makes an appliance truly efficient? Is it just how much electricity it uses on the yellow sticker or is there more to it?
In fact, you should also take into account how much water it will use. How much soap it will use and at what cost. Next, and I think more importantly, how long will the appliance last and how much will it cost to repair. It is all too common for appliances to break with in three to five years. If you throw your washing machine or refrigerator in a land fill when it can be inexpensively saved and then have a new one built and shipped (usually from South Korea) the cost to the planet is far greater.
Even when a company has high quality control standards they are limited by the materials they buy and the select parts that almost always have to be outsourced. It seems that almost all the fans, compressors and temperature sensors in refrigerators come from the same factory. This combined with low quality raw materials and everyone trying to cut costs makes the outcome inevitable. You are going to get an inferior product and the days of your twenty year old appliances are a memory from the past. home appliances bejai
With the high prices of appliances typically refrigerators range from $650. to $2500 for the most common household models. It is much more practical to consider repairing the ones we have before buying new. There is almost always a great local repairman available who would be happy to tackle your repair and with most repairs ranging from $85 to $250 the savings are worth the call. With all of these new websites like Angie’s list it is easy to find someone you can trust. You can also try the trusted yellow pages but you are taking your chances. It is usually safer to call around your friends and see who they like.
If you don’t have all day to wait for a repairman and feel like you are capable of tackling a project like this then you might want to attempt the repair on your own. Most repairs are very straight forward and the information on the internet is limitless. There are countless websites available that offer free how to information for every type of repair. I always recommend Home Appliance Repair HQ.com but the choices are many. When you save an appliance from the land fill that is the green appliance.