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 Using the “How to Read the EnergyGuide Label” and EnergyGuide examples fill in the template below (1) Estimated Yearly Operating Cost (Natural gas water.

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1  Using the “How to Read the EnergyGuide Label” and EnergyGuide examples fill in the template below (1) Estimated Yearly Operating Cost (Natural gas water heater) _________ (2) Model Number _________ (3) Appliance Type _________ (4)Estimated Yearly Operating Cost (Electric water heater) _________ (5) Estimated Yearly Electricity Use _________  What two important pieces of information can you use to compare different brands and models when shopping for a new appliance? 1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ ENERGYGUIDE B D A CE

2  If I had a gas water heater which model, from the four in front of you, would be my most cost efficient to operate each year? And how much would you estimate that it would cost me?  Model –  Estimated Yearly Operating Cost –  Looking at the Whirlpool Front Load 9750 Clothes Washer, when used with an electric water heater, about how much does it cost me to run the machine each load? Show your work.  What is the cost range of similar models of clothes washers? Would you say the Whirlpool Top Load Clothes washer is towards the low end, the high end, or right in the middle? Circle one.  $$____________ to $$____________  Low End Middle High End

3  Define:  MEF – ________________________________________________________________ ▪ The ________the MEF, the more efficient the clothes washer. ▪ Energy Star qualified clothes washers must have a _________ MEF of ________.  WF – _________________________________________________________________ ▪ The ________the WF, the more efficient the clothes washer. ▪ Energy Star qualified clothes washers must have a _________ WF of _________.  Fill in the chart  Based on the chart, which model is most ▪ Water Efficient__________________________ ▪ Energy Efficient__________________________ BrandModel Volume (cubic feet) kWh/ year Modified Energy Factor (MEF) Federal Standard (MEF) Percent Better Water Factor ActiveActive Date Whirlpool WFW97HEX*+ Samsung WF520*** LG WM3885H***

4  Definitions for Clothes Washer product listing column headers  Brand and Model  This is how a particular washer is identified. Retailers identify products they stock using the brand and model number. Some products may also be identified with a name or SKU, which is different from the brand or model number.  Model numbers often contain wildcard characters, such as *, #, and X, that are placeholders for non-energy attributes, such as color.  Type  Type refers to whether the product is a front-loading washer or a top-loading washer.  Volume  This is the tub capacity of the clothes washer in cubic feet.  KWH/Year  This is the estimated annual energy use of the washer under typical conditions. It is based on an annual usage of 392 loads per year, or around 8 loads per week. Actual energy consumption will vary depending on the amount of laundry done, the size of the loads, and the temperature settings used.  This figure is calculated according to the Department of Energy test procedure, Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Section 430. It incorporates the estimated energy consumed by the washer and also the energy needed to heat the water with an electric water heater. Households with a gas water heater will use significantly fewer kilowatt hours but will consume gas to heat the same water.  Modified Energy Factor  MEF is the official energy efficiency metric used to compare relative efficiencies of different clothes washers. MEF considers the energy used to run the washer, heat the water, and run the dryer. The higher the MEF, the more efficient the clothes washer.  ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers must have a minimum MEF of The minimum Federal standard requirement for clothes washers is an MEF of  Water Factor  WF is a measurement of water efficiency that is calculated as gallons of water used per cubic foot of capacity  So, if a clothes washer uses 30 gallons per cycle and has a tub volume of 3.0 cubic feet, then the water factor is The lower the WF, the more efficient the clothes washer.  ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers must have a maximum WF of 6.0. The minimum Federal standard requirement for clothes washers is a WF of 9.5.  Annual Water Use (Gallons per year)  This is the estimated annual water use of the washer under typical conditions. It is based on an annual usage of 392 loads per year, or around 8 loads per week. Actual water consumption will vary depending on the amount of laundry done.  Active Column  This column refers to whether the product is still being produced. Models with the word “No” in the Active column have been discontinued by the manufacturer. These models appear in parenthesis and red or in italics and red on the product lists.  Discontinued models may still be available in stores. The models are displayed on the product lists for a year after their last production date to allow retailers to clear inventory.  Active Date  This refers to the date the product was qualified.

5  What does CEE stand for?  _________________________________________________________________  What does SEHA stand for?  _________________________________________________________________  If a customer sees that a model is on a CEE list, does that mean he/she qualifies for a rebate?  ____________________  In two sentences, what is the difference between Energy Star and CEE  _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________  In describing a Tier II washer, how has the MEF changed compared to 2010, how has the WF changed?  MEF _________________________________  WF __________________________________  Within the website, where do I go in order to find the CEE tier rating ?  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

6  Once you navigate to the Clothes Washers Page, it is divided into 4 main sections. What are they and briefly explain what you can find in each. 1. ____________________ - _____________________________________________________ 2. ____________________ - ____________________________________________________ 3. ____________________ - ____________________________________________________ 4. ____________________ - _____________________________________________________  A customer says, “My new ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washer runs much longer than my old clothes washer. Hows that saving energy? “ What would be a good answer?  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________  I need to find what clothes washers qualify for Energy Star. Where can I go to find a spreadsheet that lists all Front Load and Top Load Washers that qualify?  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________  What are all of the Clothes Washer Resources provided? List

7  Only clothes washers with capacities of greater than ______ cu. ft. are eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR.  The energy star label was established to?  _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________  Clothes washers that have earned the ENERGY STAR are ____% more efficient than non- qualified models and are more efficient than models that simply meet the federal minimum standard for energy efficiency.

8  Define:  MEF_________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ▪ The ________the MEF, the more efficient the clothes washer. ▪ CEE Tier 3 clothes washers must have a _________ MEF of ________.  WF__________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ ▪ The ________the WF, the more efficient the clothes washer. ▪ CEE Tier 2 clothes washers must have a _________ WF of _________.  Fill in the chart  Based on the chart, which model is most ▪ Water Efficient__________________________ ▪ Energy Efficient__________________________ Level Modified Energy Factor (MEF) 1 Water Factor (WF) 2 Level Federal Standard ENERGY STAR ® CEE Tier 1 CEE Tier 2 CEE Tier 3 BrandModel Modified Energy Factor (MEF) Water Factor Uses Silver Ion Technology? CEE Tier Whirlpool WFW97HEX*+ Samsung WF520*** LG WM3885H***


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