By being aware of which appliances in your home use the most energy, you can help control your energy costs by using them more sparingly.
Here are some general guidelines:
- The biggest energy users in Hawaii are water heaters, refrigerator/freezers, air conditioners and swimming pools.
- Small appliances and electronic equipment are economical to operate.
- Most appliances manufactured before 1980 are less energy efficient.
- Check the yellow EnergyGuide labels when you buy a new appliance to compare energy consumption.