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Hybrid water heater by GE - first Energy Star Rated

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While we normally do not write about something as mundane and often unattractive as a water heater, new GE hybrid water heater is certainly worth of noticing. This is the first ever water heater to be listed on U.S. Department of Energy website as Energy Star Rated. With its innovative approach, the hybrid water heater combines heat pump technology with traditional electric elements, pulling heat from surrounding air and transferring it to the tank. Such a process creates the same amount of hot water as a traditional water heater while reducing energy expenses up to 62% and having a rather dramatic impact on monthly utility bills and the environment. Your annual savings can reach $320.

Realizing that after air heating and cooling, home water heating is the largest in residential energy consumption, and while our homes have gotten generally more energy efficient, most Americans still have conventional water heaters that are barely more efficient than ones sold 20 years ago and the percentage of energy used to heat water has been growing, GE designed this hybrid water heater to take care of environment and your bank account.

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The GE hybrid water heater features an easy-to-use electronic control system that offers both simplicity and flexibility, giving you all control you need. Set the thermostat and forget it or easily change the desired water temperature or operating mode to maximize energy efficiency.

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Posted October 7, 2009 12:27 PM

Eco dishwasher - Candy Futura Eco 10

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Candy Futura Eco 10 is the eco dishwasher that belongs to the Candy line called Ecological Energy-Efficient Kitchen Appliances or 3EKA. This green line appliance uses as little as 10 liters of water. The Candy dishwasher is designed to make your life easier and give back the pleasure of cooking and having guests at home. It was designed because of ever present need to increase interior space for maximum freedom, simplicity and convenience in loading of dishes while keeping outside dimensions to the minimum. This Eco dishwasher offers 15 place settings thanks to its innovative adjustable system of baskets, the Form-Flex that takes optimal load at any time. The lower SelfFit basket is strongly waved allowing robust and powerful washing, and is capable of taking 25 kg of dirty dishes and due to the absence of internal grids, you can wash large pans, pots and salad bowls. New Candy hydraulic system was revamped to generate the best cleaning performance yet requires minimum of water. The Power Center, located on the wall of bath combined with the specially shaped wash arms and extremely efficient water heater, ensure that washing jets generate high pressure wash and are able to reach everywhere. Water flow equal to 56 liters per minute is filtered, circulated and sprayed on the dishes for an excellent performance. The top extra large basket of this Eco dishwasher has 10% higher capacity than your average basket and is height adjustable and easy to load. The new detergent dispenser is positioned in the center and is easy to fill with any detergent.

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Posted October 4, 2009 3:11 PM

Manual coffee maker - Presso Espresso

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The Presso Espresso is a non electric, manual coffee maker, capable of producing the required pressure to make first grade cafe-style coffee right in your own kitchen or office. No more worrying for the eco conscious coffee lovers that they forgot to switch the espresso maker off and it is still sucking electricity. And certain non manual coffee maker models consume energy even after they were turned off. The Presso Espresso provides a piece of mind as it uses energy only when you boil a cup of water. Made from recyclable polished aluminium, the stylishly designed Presso espresso maker makes a bold decor statement, showing your good taste and the fact you care about environment.

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Posted September 29, 2009 8:36 PM

Washing machine with SuperEco cold wash technology

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The new AEG-Electrolux Super Eco L64580LE is super efficient washing machine that saves up to 83% energy, thanks to the SuperEco cold wash technology which allows effective cleaning without the need to heat the water. A Super Eco wash program dedicated to cottons and EasyCare fabrics not only maintains an AEG-Electrolux tradition of producing eco friendly domestic appliances, but is the world first ever washing machine to use cold water in a wash cycle along with cold active/activated washing powders and solutions such as Ariel Excel Gel. This revolutionary feature allows the AEG-Electrolux Super Eco to establish an energy efficient milestone by using only 0.1 kWh of energy consumption per wash against an average consumption of 1.24 kWh. This provides energy savings of 83% against an EasyCare 40°C wash and a 72% saving against an EasyCare 30°C wash. Furthermore, the AEG Super Eco uses only 41 litres of water in its Eco Wash setting, against an average of 50 litres.

The Super Eco technology is tailored to the requirements of cold active/activated washing powders and solutions. Through a special combination of enzymes, this washing solution offers great wash results even at very low temperatures. The Super Eco program enhances the wash process by using just the necessary amount of water to create the optimum amount of cleaning foam. This, in combination with a reverse drum action ensures great cleaning results.

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Posted September 16, 2009 11:11 AM

Zanussi washing machine gets green

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The 7kg load Zanussi washing machine, ZWF16581 was awarded Greener BEST BUY status by Which? Magazine. The July 2009 issue said that the washer gets your clothes really clean by using Zanussi Jetsystem technology which saves the water and energy by adjusting both according to the amount of washing in each load. So no matter how big or small the wash load is, you don't waste water, energy and time with these 'A+AA' rated Zanussi washing machines. Key features include electronic controls, 30 cm diameter porthole and a unique, no spin Night Wash program with an extremely low noise level which is ideal for night time washing when electricity costs are at the lowest. Inverter motor system, 1,600 rpm maximum spin speed and LED display. Price for this Zanussi washing machine is around £370. Also available in graphite finish. Zanussi.

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Posted July 1, 2009 11:42 AM

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