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Handy Reference Material on Appliances

Quick facts on Clothes washers
Quick facts on Clothes dryers
Quick facts on Dishwashers
Quick facts on Electric Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens
Quick facts on Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers


Life expectancies of major appliances (in years)

Life expectancies of major appliances (in years)
Note: These numbers are industry averages only.


Average annual energy consumption of new major appliances (in kWh/year)1

  1984 1990 1997 1999 2004
Refrigerators
Top-mounted (16.5-18.4 cu. ft.) 1457 1044 664 664 465
ENERGY STAR® qualified 411
Dishwashers
Standard 1213 1026 649 640 457
ENERGY STAR® qualified 422
Clothes washers
Standard 1243 1218 930 860 573
ENERGY STAR® qualified 267
Clothes dryers
Standard 1214 1103 887 908 912
Compact 4132
Freezers
Standard chest 813 658 342 337 3443
Ranges (30-inch)
Self-cleaning 790 727 759 742 622
Non-self-cleaning 786 780 770 694

Source: National Energy Use Database (NEUD), Natural Resources Canada.
1 Based on year of manufacture.
2 Not a weighted average
3 Freezer data is not as comprehensive as other appliance data and, therefore should be used with caution.

Image: Potential energy savings with ENERGY STAR