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Miele Earth is the new canister vacuum cleaner from Miele S5 Series. Powerful 1,200 Watt electronically controlled S 5481 Earth, which is already in stores, is an Eco-friendly canister vacuum cleaner with 33-foot operating range, boasting some of the most energy-saving advancements the industry has to offer. Featuring an AutoEco setting that automatically detects flooring type, be it carpet or smooth floor, the Miele vacuum adjusts power for optimal cleaning performance and energy efficiency. While homeowners tend to think that the highest power setting is best for cleaning all surfaces, this is only true for smooth floors. Upholstery, drapes and carpets require specific settings for optimal cleaning and using AutoEco saves tremendously in energy consumption, and provides better performance and long term care for home furnishings.
Posted April 11, 2010 2:01 PM
Long before the recent push for green products, Fisher & Paykel Appliances was envisioning and creating energy efficient and environmentally beneficial appliances for the home. Thinking green has always been a way of life around Fisher & Paykel. The company impressive legacy of innovation stretches back to its founding in New Zealand more than 75 years ago. Fisher & Paykel has long been recognized in New Zealand as a technology and design leader in the home appliance industry. Similar recognition in the U.S. market has come more slowly mostly through the introduction of its innovative DishDrawer Dishwasher and EcoSmart washer that offers distinctive European style design combined with cost-saving environmentally friendly features.
Also notable, Fisher & Paykel most recently moved to a silver metallic decal and updated the buttons on their washers as well as updating the shapes and symbols to achieve décor objectives in the home. Another great development this year is the increased capacity of their washers from 3.7 cubic feet to 4.2 cubic feet. Yet the growing interest among U.S. consumers for green and energy efficient home appliances can only bode well for the company growth prospects. "Consumers are increasingly demanding energy efficient home appliances that not only cut down on their energy costs, but also are not harmful to the environment," said Laurence Mawhinney, President of Fisher & Paykel Appliances. "This is not a new initiative for us. Protecting the environment has long since been an integral part of our company culture at Fisher & Paykel. We have been at the forefront of providing innovative products that promote green living for many years."
Fisher & Paykel has leads the way with its energy saving laundry products, including the EcoSmart and AquaSmart washers. This impressive lineup of Energy Star rated washers all have energy and water ratings, which far exceed the minimum standard. The AquaSmart washer earned a Modified Energy Factor rating of 2.25, which exceeds the Department of Energy 2007 standard of 1.72 by 31%. This makes it one of the most energy efficient top loading washing machines in North America. Select laundry appliances that the company manufactures will qualify for the State Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program, which will give out over $300 million in rebates in early Spring.
Posted March 23, 2010 10:56 PM
Lec offers greener cooling. The company has teamed up with the Energy Saving Trust, EST to launch a range of Eco-friendly cooling products in a move that will make green refrigeration more affordable to the consumer. Lec's entire product portfolio of affordable under-counter larder, refrigerator and freezer products have been re-launched with 'A+' ratings for improved energy efficiency.
The products will have the 'A+' symbol on the fascia, carry an 'A+' label for retail display and will also bear the approved Energy Saving Recommended trademark. The EST's Energy Saving Recommended labeling scheme is a voluntary initiative which aims to endorse top performing products in their class for energy savings and to support the EST in its aim to achieve carbon savings.
In addition to the energy saving benefits going green can offer, the under-counter refrigeration line has also been revamped to include recessed handles, better door furniture, 4-star ice boxes on refrigerator models and the introduction of a black colour option on some models. Lec is confident its green refrigeration will be popular with retailers as it will provide them with a range of easily identifiable, Eco-efficient cooling products at a realistic price point. The products will be featured on the EST website and Lec will help retailers support sales by providing dedicated POS and trade literature to demonstrate the environmental and financial benefits of making the switch to 'A+'.
Posted March 17, 2010 10:38 AM
The Eco chrome kettle contains an internal reservoir which holds a full capacity of water ready for use, while the measuring button allows any quantity, from a single cup to a full capacity, to be released into the separate chamber for boiling. Thus, you are going to get exactly the right amount of water every time you boil, and no more waste. Not only its shiny chrome finish makes this kettle a rather nice looking appliance for water boiling, but it does good for environment. So good in fact, that the sleek chrome kettle has recently been awarded the prestigious Recommended mark by the Energy Saving Trust. This is the first award to be given in the EST newly established kettle category, and endorses the massive 31% average energy savings achieved by the Eco Kettle in independent trials. You can buy this chrome kettle for £40.
Posted March 10, 2010 10:12 AM
The new Gorenje WA60125 is robust Eco friendly washing machine designed for busy consumers who demand performance and capacity, yet want to stay as Eco friendly as possible while doing their everyday chores. Thanks to Gorenje innovative UseLogic technology, the new freestanding WA60125 washing machine operates with lower water and energy consumption, making it extremely environmentally friendly. Boasting an 'A+' energy class rating, this Eco washer consumes 10% less energy compared to an 'A' rated appliance and also benefits from greater savings in water so has the potential of reducing household utility bills. The large capacity drum takes 6kg of laundry and the ergonomically designed extra large 33cm porthole door makes it easier to load and empty the drum, even when washing large laundry items, such as duvets and blankets.
UseLogic technology uses intelligent sensors to continuously monitor the purity of the water in each cycle and automatically adjusts the level of water for the type of load, ensuring that clothes and fabrics are cleaned gently and efficiently. During the rinsing process, the sensors also monitor the amount of detergent used and automatically take care of additional rinsing where appropriate.
As well as the 15 standard washing programmes, this Eco friendly machine also features special programmes tailored to suit all kinds of needs. These include the Mix option, which is designed to wash a variety of different garments and colours at the same time, instead of traditionally separating. The Easy Ironing option adds more water and has a gentler spinning action to prevent clothes from bundling together and easing creasing and wrinkling, making them easier to iron - a bonus for those who hate ironing. The ECO 30°C wash option provides excellent washing results at a lower temperature, giving the opportunity to save energy and money once more. The 17 Minute Quick Wash option is very handy for less soiled laundry and perfect of those of us in a hurry.
Posted March 3, 2010 10:18 AM