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EGEE Final Project- APPLIANCES

In this section of the project, I compared various types of appliances and found which one was most cost and energy efficient for the customer. The original products I compared them to are as follows: Refrigerator, 18.8-18.9 cu ft, Top mount, Kitchen aid, $750, 442 kwh/yr Dishwasher, 24 inch, Built In, GE, $500, 387 kWh/yr Water Heater, 50 gallon, Electric, Kenmore, $250, 4879 kWh/yr Clothes Washer, 3.1 cu ft, Front load, GE, $730, 260 kWh/yr Tested Appliances: Refrigerators (Top Mounted): KENMORE, 18.8 CU. FT., $769.00, 392 kWh/yr Special Features: Internal H2O dispenser, spill proof shelves, meat cooling drawer, base grille filter, Energy Star qualified KENMORE 18.8 CU. FT., $749.88, 392 kWh/yr Special Features: Internal H2O dispenser, spill proof shelves, meat cooling drawer, base grille filter, Energy Star qualified THE CHOSEN PRODUCT: Dishwashers (Built-In, 24 Inches) Kenmore Elite, $749.99, 357 kwh/yr Special Features: European styled dishwasher, ENERGY STAR® qualified, AutoSensor™ wash system with triple filtration, Top Tier Only™ wash option, 1 to 24 hour delay start, QuietGuard™ Supreme sound insulation package. Kenmore, $199.99, 347 kwh/yr Special Features: ENERGY STAR® qualified, Tall Tub for 12 various place settings, 2-level tower wash system, hard food disposer THE CHOSEN PRODUCT: Water Heaters (50 gallon, electric) Kenmore, $229.99, 4879 kWh/yr Special Features: Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve, long-life baked enamel exterior finish, Everlast Pexan™ polymer dip tubes, Limeguard™, glass-lined steel tank. Kenmore, $269.99, 4879 kWh/yr Special Features: Factory installed temperature and pressure relief valve, long-life baked enamel exterior finish, Everlast Pexan polymer dip tubes, Limeguard, glass-lined steel tank. THE CHOSEN PRODUCT: Clothes Washers (Front Load, 3.1 CU. FT.) GE, $729.99, 259 kWh/yr Special Features: High-Efficiency, ENERGY STAR®-qualified, Timed dispensers, corrosion-resistant stainless steel basket, 8 wash cycles Frigidaire, $629.99, 126 kWh/yr Special Features: ENERGY STAR® qualified, five cycles, Optional 12 in. pedestal THE CHOSEN PRODUCT: FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS: 1. How much additional money (if any) you need to invest to make your house appliances more energy efficient? 2. What will the total energy savings (kWh) per year if you replace the appliances with the energy efficient appliances? 3. How much money will you save per year if you replace the appliances with the energy efficient appliances? 4. What will be the overall (all appliances together) pay back period? 5. How much money will you save over a period of 10 years.