The US DOE (Department of Energy) and US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), developed the Energy Star Rating as an energy efficiency standard for electrical devices. These set of standards provides the assurance that the products purchased uses less energy, which in the long run will not only save us money but energy resources as well. The Energy Star Rating shows the energy consumption of the appliance that you are planning to purchase, thus this is something you must look for when shopping for the best product.
According to Energy Star, clothes washers that have qualified for an Energy Star Rating are 30% more efficient compared to those that did not pass the standards. Moreover, using clothes washer with the Energy Star label can cut energy related costs to a third and more than half of your water costs. Would you believe that over the life of your machine, the amount of water that you will save using these qualified washers could fill three backyard swimming pools?