Do You Know Your Energy Efficiency Tier Rating? This Is Why You Should

Most modern appliances come with an energy efficiency tier rating because of the joint action between the United States and Canada which has an association for electric and gas product and service development and availability. Not only does it benefit citizens through the availability of resources but also promotes better quality energy efficiency appliances. Do you know how your appliances rank? Here is what you need to know about the energy efficiency appliance products.

Step One: An Appliance’s Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER)

The EER program began in 1975 and was enacted by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). The institute provides a comprehensive appraisal for appliances which is based on the British Thermal Unit classification system. The energy efficiency ratio determines the amount of watt energy or gas needed to raise or lower one temperature degree. AHRI uses the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio for weather changes, but the EER calculates the BTU rating and watts in which the higher the ratio, the more energy and less power usage.

Tip: When shopping for appliances, pay attention to an appliance’s energy efficiency ratio which is generally on the attached yellow Energy Guide. It rates a manufacturing model and BTU.

  • Energy Efficiency Formula: EER= BTU/Hr / Wattage Usage

Using the EER is a fairly comprehensive way to determine just how reliable and affordable an appliance will operate during peak heating and cooling intervals. Most especially in large homes and businesses, taking the time to evaluate appliance models can save your budget drastically.

CS Appliance Service Energy Efficiency Guide

Now back to the Energy Efficiency Tier Rating which is comparable to Energy Star which relates to refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves, washers, air conditioners, and heating elements. The EETR provides ratings which is a major consumer-friendly boost to your appliance standards.

  • Tier 1: It is the basic qualification for a product which represents the top-of-the-line products available on the market. Higher tiers represent better performance standards.
  • Tiers Two, Three, Or Four: Represents a higher grade of energy savings.Three and above represent the most efficient appliance that you can buy on the market.
  • CEE Advanced Tier: This tier level represents the most efficient ranking available.

You may find products that have both an Energy Star and a CEE Energy Efficiency Tier rating. It represents an appliance that has been tested by both organizations and found the most efficient.

Energy Efficiency Appliance Tips

  • Unplug appliance or invest in a smart plug-in outlet so your home is energy efficient.
  • Always use the appropriate laundry load cycle or it will waste water and energy.
  • Use the appropriate size stove burner for your pot as doing so wastes extra energy.
  • Clean your appliances regularly, including vents and gaskets, to work efficiently.
  • Remove lint from your washer and dryer after every cycle to use less energy.
  • Wash your clothes in cool water to reduce heating energy consumption.
  • Perform annual appliance maintenance checks to ensure your household is running properly and working their best which will reduce energy usage and billing costs.

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