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Renovating Your Home with High-Efficiency Appliances


Americans value energy efficient appliances more than ever these days. By consuming less water and energy, these units put less stress on community resources, while allowing homeowners to save a few hard-earned dollars at the same time.

Making the Switch

Renovating your home with contemporary appliances may sound like a costly endeavor. In the long run, however, you can save a significant amount of money by lowering your utility and water bills.

Take dishwashers, for example. While traditional units waste gallons of water with each load, modern Energy Star dishwashers allow consumers to save up to 800 gallons per year. Since they provide much more power compared to average models, these appliances also eliminate the need for pre-rinsing, which has the potential to waste 6,500 gallons of water in a single year.High Efficiency Dishwasher

High-efficiency washing machines offer similar money-saving benefits, because they operate byrepeatedly tumbling clothes through only a small amount of water. What’s more, because 90 percent of the cost of clothes washing stems from heating water, they use far less energy when compared to traditional models. They also have higher capacities, allowing for fewer loads and less water/energy consumption.

Protecting Your Investment

While they do provide major cost-saving benefits, modern high-efficiency appliances aren’t cheap. With this in mind, it’s important to invest in a water softener to maintain each appliance’s performance over its lifespan.

If you live in a community that has hard water, minerals can build up in your appliances and cause them to perform less effectively—decreasing their lifespan and increasing the energy required to operate them. Fortunately, Pelican’s salt-free NaturSoft water softener effectively neutralizes the destructive effects of hard water to ensure your appliances are running efficiently. They also provide an average of $11,950 in lifetime savings over salt-based softeners, when you account for operating costs, salt replacement and electricity.

Pelican Combo System Salt-Free Water Softener Whole-House Water Filter