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How to know when appliances are too old

By James Dulley from November 2014 Issue

How to know when appliances are too old

Credit: James Dulley

Today's laundry appliances are more energy efficient than older models. Front-loading washers use less hot water, and their faster spin cycles extract more water from laundry for shorter drying times.

I wonder if I should buy new appliances (kitchen, laundry, TV, etc.). Other than just comparing EnergyGuide labels, how can I determine the savings? How can I calculate…
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