Check energy consumption when you replace your household appliances. Try and think longer term! When the time comes to replace your refrigerator, washing machine or other appliance, read the label. Most appliances now have energy rating information on them. If they don't, check the manufacturer's website which will almost certainly have the information. We work with several appliance shops here in the Red Bank, Monmouth County area that would be glad to help you. Chances are that spending an extra few dollars today on a higher efficiency product will save much more than that in future energy costs.