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How energy efficient are Neptune washer and dryers?

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Some models of Neptune electric washers were considered energy-efficient appliances by the Department of Energy's Energy Star program at the time of their manufacture. However, neither Neptune electric or gas dryers were qualified as energy-efficient appliances by Energy Star.

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The MAH9700AWW, an energy-efficient Neptune washer, is estimated to consume 270 kilowatt-hours of energy per year, considerably less than the 680 kilowatt-hours consumed by the most power-hungry washer available at the time of its release in 2004. The overall cost savings of using an energy-efficient Neptune washer are dependent on whether or not an electric or gas water heater is used with the washer, with gas heaters estimated to save more money on energy overall.

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