When to buy energy-efficient appliances

By Marcie Geffner - Bankrate

The average U.S. family spends about $2,200 each year for energy costs, and the use of large appliances accounts for a hefty chunk of that total, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
That means families can save money by replacing old appliances with newer, more energy-efficient models, says Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit coalition that promotes energy efficiency.
"You want to be smart and save money, you buy an energy-efficient appliance," Callahan says.
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