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5 Ways to Save Money With Appliances And Lighting

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Buying appliances and lighting is one decision. Choosing the right appliances to save money in operating costs later is another consideration. In most cases, the cost difference between energy saving and conventional is nominal. In every case, there is a significant return on investment.

Following are 5 energy saving products guaranteed to save money.

Front Load Laundry Bosch WFVC4400UC $549: Currently, you can buy a front load washer for $30-100 more than a conventional washer. This washing machine will be more than 60% larger, as well as use less than half the electricity and one third the water. This washer even spins faster so there is less drying time.


Induction Cooking Frigidaire FPCC3685KS $1249: Induction is way faster than even professional gas cooktops. Induction also does not emit heat like gas. Less heat emission means less money spent air conditioning a hot kitchen. The Frigidaire is hybrid (or half) induction, so it is over a thousand dollars less expensive than a professional cooktop.


Energy Saving Bulbs: Incandescent lighting and light bulbs have been around since the 70s. The 1870s. Buying fluorescent bulbs will save money as they will last 10 times longer, emit one third the heat and are four times more efficient. LED?  Read yesterdays post. This FutureLight 4 Watt will outlast roughly 34 bulbs in its lifetime and at 4 watt projects almost as much light as a conventional 50 watt bulb.

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IC rated Recessed Vue V4ICW $19.75: IC or "insulated contact" recessed is another must for new construction or even remodeling. These recessed housings can be covered by insulation. Thus, air does not exfiltrate out of your home...saving tons of dough.


Microwaves GE PEB2060SMSS $269: Microwaves are an old, but still relevant product. Look at the specifications. Microwaves do not require pre-heating and operate on 110 volts and 12 amps versus a regular oven with 220 volts and 50 amps.


When buying appliances and lighting always consider the long term implication of operating costs.

Need detailed answers try a buying guide on recessed lighting, electric cooking or laundry.

View our appliance buying guide 


A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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