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An Efficient Appliance
Many homeowners upgrade appliances, such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, to more efficient models that consume less water or electricity. In luxury apartments, landlords do the same thing to attract tenants with the latest gadgetry and reduced utility bills. But the owners of affordable properties lack the same financial incentive to upgrade appliances, and those assisted under certain federal programs may be barred from spending on appliances above a minimum efficiency standard.
Your gift provides the difference between a low-efficiency washing machine and a higher-efficiency washing machine that may save about 40% on both electricity and water use over its lifetime. This gift not only helps the family who uses the appliance reduce their utility bills, it also helps the environment and spurs the development of green technology. Note that your $300 will be pooled with other donations, and the pool may be used to buy other energy efficient appliances, like refrigerators or washing machines. SAHF will work to maximize the impact of your donation on utility bills and environmental impact.