Lists of top-rated appliances now available on the web


efrigerator on the blink? Need a new air conditioner? Consumers shopping for new appliances now have key information about energy efficiency at their fingertips. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is pleased to announce that updated lists of top-rated energy-efficient appliances are now available on the Internet. ACEEE has posted "best of the best" product lists on its Consumer Guide Web site at

Consumers who want to know "Which products are most energy efficient?" can quickly access and download this information for free. Lists of top-rated refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers, air conditioners, and heat pumps are available now; lists of top-rated furnaces, boilers, and water heaters will be added this fall. ACEEE will keep these lists up-to-date.

This website contains other tips on saving energy and money in the home from ACEEE's popular Consumer Guide to Home Energy. An updated edition of the Consumer Guide will be released this October.

Remember, energy-efficient appliances are good for your pocketbook and good for the environment. Here are a few key facts:

  • Replacing a typical 15-year-old refrigerator with a top-rated new model will typically save $50 -- $100 in electric bills and cut up to a ton of carbon dioxide emitted by your local utility every year!
  • A resource-efficient clothes washer, usually front-loading, will save about 100,000 gallons of water and $750 -- $1,200 in energy and water bills during its lifetime!
  • A top-rated central air conditioner consumes one-third less power than a standard model, saving $100 or more each year in cooling costs and improving air quality by reducing power plant operation during the summer!