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Alexander Spivak, Ashok Kumar and Matthew Franchetti
The decision to change appliances is typically made when an appliance is no
longer functioning properly, but this chapter challenges that approach. Immediately
replacing some appliances may be a sound financial and ecological decision. In
addition, we discuss the selection of Energy Star® appliances.
Appliances, appliance energy consumption, energy star, appliance
replacement decisions, fridge, refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer, washer/dryer
combo, stackable, stackable washer/dryer, dishwasher, closes washer, range, selfcleaning
range, cost of appliance, life of appliance, smart appliance, smart grid.
College of Engineering The University of Toledo Toledo, OH 43606 USA