YouSustain

Replace an old appliance with an efficient model

13% of members are saving with this action!

Save up to 500 kg / 1,100 lbs CO2 and up to $50 per year!

Older, inefficient, appliances waste a surprising amount of energy. For example, the average fridge manufactured before 1993 uses 1,000 kWh/year compared to a new model which can use as little as 500 kWh/year.

The table below shows common major household appliances and a comparison of the energy usage between older and newer models. If you want to upgrade some of your appliances consider picking the ones with the most energy savings for a newer model below.

Appliance Energy Comparison

Appliance20+ year-old model
kWh/year
New model
kWh/year
Cash Savings
per year
CO2 Savings
per year
Fridge1,00050035350
Freezer70037523230
Clothes Washer1,20070035350
Clothes Dryer105090011110
Dish Washer1,00050035350
Television43016019190

Benefits and costs

Annual CO2 Savings100 - 500 kg
220 - 1,100 lbs
Annual Cash Savings$15 - $50
Initial Cost$300 - $600
Time to pay for itself6.0 - 40.0 years
CO2 saved per year per initial dollar invested0.17 - 1.67 kg

* These value ranges were taken from many sources including product documentation, published reports, and the reference material linked here.

If everyone did this ...

If every household in the US did this, it could save a collective 66,000,000 tons of CO2 per year!

This would be equivalent to:

  • Taking 12,941,176 cars off the road for a year
  • Producing 4,962,406 tons of Beef

Visit How Much CO2 Is That? for more information.

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