Kiddo#1 wrote this as an exercise for class, and usually they get a check mark, but this got a check-plus and an exclamation point. He’s quite proud of it, so today, he’s our guest-blogger.
This morning, Dad goes down to get his favorite Lord of the Rings(tm) mug. He opens the dishwasher and finds a broken plate and the mug with more crud on it than there was before. Success! The Energy Star dishwasher has saved energy by reducing the number of dishes it has to wash. And also by reducing the amount of energy it uses in the job.
Next I go to get a shirt from the dryer. I open the door and inhale that great smell of … wet musty clothes? Another success! The Energy Star dryer has saved energy by not performing the job it was supposed to.
Now I know how the Energy Star appliances save energy.