TORONTO, August 2, 2011 – With the cost of oil bringing consumer prices to a boil, and Statistics Canada reporting consumer pricing at its highest increase since March 2003, now more than ever Canadians need to look for ways to save. An ENERGY STAR® qualified appliance can save a household up to 76% — more than $1,200 — in energy costs over the course of an appliance lifetime and an appliance manufacturer that exceeds ENERGY STAR® requirements, like Bosch, can save Canadians even more.
“Saving energy means saving money, and switching to energy efficient appliances can have an immediate impact on Canadians’ rising hydro bills,” says Steve Preiner, Director of Marketing for Bosch. “Bosch’s dishwashers actually exceed ENERGY STAR® requirements by 86% for energy and 269% for water. In North America, Bosch appliances are by far the most eco-friendly option and are recognized as a worldwide leader in sustainable manufacturing technologies.”
Green Machine Index
To illustrate the energy savings between standard appliances from 1990 and ENERGY STAR® rated appliances in 2008, Bosch identified household appliances with the most energy-savings potential in the Green Machine Index.
Potential savings: $1,299.20 (76%)
Washing machines are costly to operate because of the water and heating needed. Those who use the hot water cycle can see their bill skyrocket, since most of the energy used to wash a load of laundry comes from heating the water.
- An inefficient washing machine uses 1218 kwh/year and costs $1,705.20 in hydro bills over the course of its lifetime.
- An ENERGY STAR® qualified washer uses 290 kwh/year and costs $406 in hydro bills over the course of its lifetime, saving $1,299.20 (76%).
Potential Savings: $919.80 (63%)
Refrigerators are one of the few appliances that are constantly running, so efficiency is important. A single refrigerator alone accounts for 11% of the average household's total energy consumption, according to Natural Resources Canada.
- An inefficient refrigerator uses 1044 kwh/year and cost $1,461.60 in hydro bills over the course of its lifetime.
- An ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerator uses 387 kwh/year and costs $541.80 in hydro bills over the course of its lifetime, saving $919.80 (63%).
Potential Savings: $661.80 (67%)
Although dishwashers aren’t as energy-hungry as their counterparts, they’re frequently run when half full and the extra pre/post wash cycles are unnecessary for most loads, leaving more room for savings.
- On average, older, inefficient dishwasher uses 1026 kwh/year and cost $1,136.40 in hydro bills over the course of its lifetime.
- An ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwasher, uses only 339 kwh/year and cost $474.60 in hydro bills over the course of its lifetime, saving $661.80 (67%).
Bosch Eco-Friendly Dishwashers
Bosch dishwashers are the quietest and most eco-friendly dishwashers in North America. The Bosch 800 Plus dishwasher uses as little as seven liters of water per cycle, 70% less than the average dishwasher today. It also includes a water pocket inside the machine to conserve any leftover clean water and uses it for the next wash.
Green features exclusive to Bosch include:
- ECOACTION™ reduces energy consumption up to an additional 25% – with a push of a button.
- The ECOSENSE™ Wash Management System examines the soil level in the water via an infrared light beam and customizes the wash cycle accordingly with 48 different options.
- Bosch is also the only manufacturer to provide the comprehensive leak protection system AQUASTOP®.
Bosch Home Appliances is part of BSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world. Inspired by the lifestyle of today’s discerning consumers, all Bosch products combine efficiency, quietness, and quality with unrivaled ease of use. BSH is committed to the principle of sustainability, and to the responsible handling of resources. Known worldwide for raising standards in efficiency and quietness, Bosch is the only Canadian home appliance manufacturer with entire product lines of ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwashers, washers and refrigeration. With the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, Bosch continues to be the brand of choice for discerning consumers that desire the best in green living, quietness, convenience, design and safety.
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