It used to be that people would say with pride how happy they were to still be using their 20-year-old appliances. But with the cost of energy at record highs in Hawaii, it makes more sense than ever to replace those old energy-hog appliances with new, Energy Star-rated versions. Here are just a few examples that will prove this point.

That 20-year-old, 18-cube top-mount refrigerator on your lanai is using more electricity than you might imagine. If it is working as well as it was when it was new — and it probably isn’t since gaskets age and motors slow — it will cost you nearly $400 to run each year. A new Energy Star version of the same size refrigerator will cost your family about $140 to run each year — a savings of more than $260 each year. The savings alone will pay for that new refrigerator in just a few years. Of course, you can save even more if you replace that second refrigerator or freezer with a smaller, Energy Star version.


Your old, reliable clothes washer is another energy hog. Top-loading washers manufactured before 1998 with the traditional agitator can use as much as 40 gallons of water during a cycle. Replacing that old unit with a new Energy Star-rated top loader or front loader could save you as much as 20 gallons of water, plus the energy costs used to heat the water. More importantly, the new Energy Star units are actually more gentle on your clothes.

Visit the Servco Home and Appliance Showroom to see many Energy Star refrigerators, clothes washers and dishwashers from GE, Bosch and Thermador, as well as to learn which of the company’s dealers sell these models. The showroom is located at 2841 Pukoloa St. in Mapunapuna, or visit The showroom is open to the public for viewing Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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