It is key that when you are planning your kitchen remodel, you check out your new appliances that have the features you want most and at the same time to be as energy efficient as possible. Keep in mind that there are little things you can do to save the planet.
One example is if you are currently using bottled water. For starters you need to find a place to store all those bulky bottles. In addition, you are stuck with finding a place to put the water dispenser. Now compare that choice to a built-in filter that you can change. No gas or oil consumption on the transportation of those bulky bottles back and forth to your home and think of all the plastic you won’t need to worry about creating without those bulky bottles (petroleum based). So you can save the monthly fee and put it into the upgrade of your other appliances to be more energy efficient and green.
Want to know what you may be missing if your appliances are over 5 years old? Take a look at this information about green appliances you may want to consider. Remember to look for the Energy Star logo and ask about the difference on running the new appliances over other manufacturer options. You can also find an energy star rating for all the appliances you are considering on their website.