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The Ultimate Saving Money With the Right Appliance Quiz
by Staff
Today's appliances use less energy than their predecessors and you'll save money on energy and water by purchasing them. Use the Energy Guide and ENERGY STAR labels to help you make an informed purchase. Take this quiz to find out how to buy the right energy-saving appliance.

How do you know whether a product is recommended by the Energy Guide?

  • yellow and black label
  • red and green label
  • red, white and blue label

Who requires the Energy Guide label?

  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Agency for the Interior

What information is provided by the Energy Guide label?

  • estimated annual energy consumption
  • capacity
  • both answers

Which agency is responsible for the ENERGY STAR program?

  • Federal Trade Commission
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Agency for the Interior

What products may have an ENERGY STAR rating?

  • computer
  • commercial building
  • both answers

What should you keep in mind when shopping for a new home appliance?

  • Energy Guide label
  • ENERGY STAR label
  • both answers

What appliance is the biggest user of energy?

  • refrigerator
  • washing machine
  • clothes dryer

What is the average yearly energy cost of an older and less energy efficient refrigerator?

  • 90
  • 150
  • 250

What type of refrigerator is more efficient?

  • top freezer
  • bottom freezer
  • both answers

Why won't you find clothes dryers in the ENERGY STAR database?

  • not rated
  • have similar energy usage
  • both answers

How much less water does a dishwasher use than hand washing?

  • 20 percent
  • 37 percent
  • 50 percent

How should you fill your dishwasher so it will operate the most efficiently?

  • half empty
  • nearly full
  • full

What dishwashing selection may save energy?

  • heated dry
  • short wash
  • extra wash

Where should you place your dishwasher?

  • near the refrigerator
  • next to the sink
  • it does not matter

What feature causes the dryer to automatically turn off?

  • moisture sensor
  • low heat tumble
  • de-wrinkle

What is the most eco-friendly way to dry clothes?

  • ENERGY STAR dryer
  • automatic dryer setting
  • line dry

Which one of these appliances uses the least energy?

  • refrigerator
  • clothes dryer
  • dishwasher

What easy do-it-yourself maintenance task may help your dryer to run more efficiently?

  • clean the lint filter
  • remove the clothes immediately
  • dry on high heat

What may make your washing machine work harder?

  • too small load
  • too much detergent
  • hot water

What model of washing machine is more efficient?

  • front loader
  • top loader
  • no difference