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Mobile web app to compare the real costs of new appliances, including the energy costs. #EFF

Mobile web app to compare the real costs of new appliances, including the energy costs. #EFF

A company called WattzOn has created a new smartphone app that will let you know what that appliance you’re considering buying will really cost. WattzOn has just announced the launch of WattzOn Appliance Advisor , a mobile web app that makes it easy for consumers to see and compare the real costs of new appliances, including the energy costs. With appliances like refrigerators, energy costs can add up to 50% or more of the purchase price. Leveraging appliance energy consumption data from the Department of Energy and the FTC, the Appliance Advisor provides energy cost projections for specific models using local utility rates. The app also shows the potential savings replacing an older appliance may provide. For example, replacing an older refrigerator with a newer, more energy efficient model can often lower utility bills by hundreds of dollars. It also shows when rebates m...

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