Older natural gas equipment such as dryers, furnaces and water heaters can use significantly more energy than today's ENERGY STAR models. When it's time to replace, look for the ENERGY STAR label and be sure to keep it all well maintained.

Skill Level: Basic
It's easy to choose energy-efficient, money-saving appliances. Just look for the ENERGY STAR® label when shopping.
Cost Range: $400+
While some appliances may cost more initially than less-efficient products, they can often pay for themselves with lifetime savings on your energy bill.
Savings: 10%-50% more energy-efficient
ENERGY STAR qualified appliances use natural gas more efficiently, which saves you money every time you use them.