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Which is more energy efficient plazma or LCD?

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Plasma's tend to be a little more vivid. the LCD's tend to be more trouble-free. For these differences, the LCD will consume about 2/3 the power of the Plasma. Check the product specifications when shopping. They must indicate maximum power consumption in watts. Hope this helps!

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Was offered a new energy efficient freezer 16.7 cu foot standing frost free by Fridgidaire ( energy efficiency rating 65). My 13 yr old Kenmore: Model : 253.9287215 Freezer works fine. Is it rated the...


I was not able to find any info quickly on your older Kenmore in my literature but its a sure bet that it was not as efficient as the new one. You can do a calculation or look at the plate (usually on the back) that states the amperage draw on each model- the higher one is the less efficient. As for cuft you need to do the math and measure the inside storage area in inches wide, inches deep and inches tall. Multiply the width X depth X height then divide by 144 (the cu inches in a cubic ft) this will give you the actual size of the Kenmore for comparison. Hope this helps... also you may want to check with your local electric utility company as many are offering a rebate to replace 10 yr old fridge. freezers and usually pick up for free.

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Dort is Reliance.
http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/prod/elec.html
6-50 Dort is 606 series

Your Customer wants energy factor.
Pdf below shows energy factor for 606 series:
http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/lit/spec/electric/R606E0510.pdf
55 gallon has .90 energy factor.

4500 watt water heater costs about $48 per month with electric prices at 12 cents per Kwh
http://waterheatertimer.org/Figure-Volts-Amps-Watts-for-water-heater.html

Read about energy factor:
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/water_heating/index.cfm/mytopic=13000
"...energy efficiency based on the amount of hot water produced per unit of fuel consumed over a typical day. This includes the following:
  • Recovery efficiency - how efficiently the heat from the energy source is transferred to the water
  • Standby losses - the percentage of heat loss per hour from the stored water compared to the heat content of the water (water heaters with storage tanks)
  • Cycling losses - the loss of heat as the water circulates through a water heater tank, and/or inlet and outlet pipes." end quote
Energy factors exist so large appliances can be compared to small appliances.
-This is like comparing aircraft-carriers to small ships.
-The purpose is so large gigantic appliances look like reasonable energy alternatives, when that is not actually true.
-The aircraft carrier could have better efficiency number than smaller ship, and it gives misleading appearance that aircraft-carrier will save the consumer money. Many of the super high-consumption 80 gallon water heaters have higher energy factor, but they consume huge amounts of energy each time operated. Simple Dort series is a better value even with lower efficiency number.
-The efficiency number is only for a new product. There is no measure showing how long that product will maintain the efficiency rating.
-And lastly, the manufacturer is putting energy factor on the product, like writing your own performance review, so who can possibly double-check the energy factor.

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