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How much energy does Amana appliances use?

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The power requirements for Amana appliances vary greatly depending on the type of appliance and its model. A compact Amana refrigerator is estimated to consume 228 kilowatt-hours of energy per year, while a washing machine uses only 109 kilowatt-hours of energy per year.

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In general, refrigerators, freezers and clothes dryers made by any manufacturer require more energy overall than most other appliances. In the case of refrigerators and freezers, this is due to the appliance needing to cool the refrigerator and freezer compartment frequently, while dryers use a large amount of electricity to heat clothes and turn their baskets when drying. Dishwasher and washing machines are used more intermittently than refrigerators or freezers, and both typically rely on an external water heater to supply hot water rather than requiring an internal heater as a dryer does.

Some Amana appliances are considered energy-efficient appliances by the Energy Star program of the Department of Energy. This means these appliances are compliant with standards for energy conservation and water conservation, especially in the case of dishwashers and clothes washers. Certain models of Amana compact refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers and clothes washers are considered Energy Star appliances, as of March 2015. Amana also manufactures home furnaces that comply with Energy Star standards.

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