Did you know that there are Energy Star certifications for more than 38 common household appliances? The next time you are thinking about buying something new, make sure you are checking for those Energy Star Certs. Take a look at the Energy Star appliances below to get more information and see which ones you can replace in your own home!

There are even more benefits to owning energy efficient appliances! Energy Trust of Oregon offers cash back on several front-loading clothes washers, refrigerators, and freezers, so check out their website to see which ones qualify (Pacific Power customers only).

Energy Star Appliances

Check out the Energy Star website for more ENERGY STAR certified products and information on the specific appliance, including an overview, specification, buying guidance and the ability to find and compare products!

Clothes dryers

ENERGY STAR dryers use 20% less energy than standard models – they do so by utilizing energy-saving techniques such as moisture sensors that can tell when clothes are dry and will turn off the dryer.

Clothes dryers are the #1 household appliance for the greatest energy consumption. Also, that if all the dryers in the U.S were ENERGY STAR certified it would save Americans $1.5 billion/year in utility costs and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to more than 2 million vehicles.

Clothes washers

ENERGY STAR clothes washers use about 25% less energy and 33% less water than standard washers – they do so by utilizing energy-saving technologies, such as high-pressure spraying instead of soaking in a huge tub of water.


ENERGY STAR dehumidifiers use energy efficient technology to remove the same amount of moisture while using 30% less energy than a standard dehumidifier.

An ENERGY STAR dehumidifier can save consumers about $100 over its lifetime, resulting in saving about 1,500 lbs. of greenhouse gas emissions.


ENERGY STAR dishwashers use advanced energy-saving technology, such as soil sensors, better water filtration, more efficient jets and innovative dish rack designs to save money, water, and the environment.

ENERGY STAR dishwashers will save 3,870 gallons of water of their lifetime.


ENERGY STAR freezers are at least 10% more efficient than standard models. Almost half of the freezers in the U.S. are more than 10 years old and cost consumers $1.3 billion/year on energy bills.

With ENERGY STAR freezers you will save about $195 over the next 5 years.


A top-freezer ENERGY STAR refrigerator uses less energy than a 60-Watt lightbulb to run. If your current refrigerator is more than 15 years old, it could be costing you about $125/year to run–a new ENERGY STAR model would cost about half of that.

Ceiling fans

ENERGY STAR ceiling fans are 40% more efficient than standard fan/light units through the use of improved motors and blade designs.

Light fixtures

ENERGY STAR light fixtures use about 90% less energy and produce 70-90% less heat than standard models, they also last 15 times longer and have a manufacturer-back warranty of at least 3 years.

Decorative Light Strings

ENERGY STAR light strings use 75% less energy than standard incandescent light strings and can last up to 10x longer. Since they don’t have filaments, they are much more durable than standard string lights.

Light bulbs

ENERGY STAR light bulbs use about 70-90% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, last 10-25 times longer. If every American home replaced their light bulbs with ENERGY STAR certified bulbs, we could save about $1.5 billion in annual energy costs and annually prevent 17 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emission/year.


ENERGY STAR computers are third-party certified to be energy efficient and use 25% less than conventional models by using the most efficient components and better managing energy use when idle.

Pool pumps

By getting an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump you can save over $2,000 in their lifetime, as well as prolong the life of the pool’s filter system.


The average household owns 24 electronics (Consumer Electronics Association) and take about 12% of the household electricity use. ENERGY STAR certified equipment is up to 45-70% more efficient than the standard models. ENERGY STAR equipment includes: home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars, MP3 speaker docks, audio amplifiers, AV receivers, shelf systems, DVD players and more.

If each TV, DVD, and soundbar purchased in the U.S. this year were ENERGY STAR certified, we would save more than $250 million and prevent 2.9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions every year, equal to the emissions from nearly 290,000 vehicles.

Set-top boxes and cable boxes

ENERGY STAR certified set-top boxes (STB) are about 25% more efficient than traditional models.

If every STB in the U.S. automatically entered a deep sleep state for just 4 hours a day, the energy cost savings could be up to $580 million/year.


ENERGY STAR certified cordless phones, answering machines and combination units use about 40% less energy of standard models and if all cordless telephones that were sold were ENERGY STAR the cost savings would reach more than $100 million/year.


ENERGY STAR TVs are more than 25% more energy efficient than standard TVs.

If all televisions sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, we would save $250 million each year, preventing 9 billion lbs. of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

Water heaters

If all residential water heaters sold in the United States were ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to nearly $13.4 billion each year, preventing more than 155 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions – equivalent to the emissions from nearly 15 million vehicles.

Air conditioning

ENERGY STAR certified room ACs now save even more energy and money with better sealing and insulation materials that keep you cool and comfortable. If all room air conditioners sold in the United States were ENERGY STAR certified, the cost savings would grow to more than $350 million each year, preventing more than 6 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually – equivalent to the emissions from over 570,000 vehicles.