Higher efficiency central air conditioners soon might appear at both ends of the price scale.
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New models are more efficient than ever before.
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More ranges and cooktops that have five burners or cooking elements exist than ever before.
New energy-efficiency standards mean that residents of northern states must purchase a more expensive furnace.
Freezer prices are up $40–$100. Innovation has stagnated.
Energy-savings additions to ceiling fans have a slow ROI.
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Don’t get swept away by models that produce the highest temperatures of steam.
Iron manufacturers are smoothing out a few kinks to make their products even better.
Larger capacities and more power are the rule of the day.
New features and designs now make specialty vacuum cleaners more powerful and more versatile.
More models use cyclonic technology to boost suction.
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Create coffee drinks to fit your exact specifications.
Manufacturers are making washing machines more efficient to meet stricter federal standards.
Companies have made mini fridges that hold more food.
Manufacturers say their products are winning the war against germs, but their claims are suspect.
Some models now have better-designed water tanks.
Manufacturers are making easier-to-use extractors.
Products can deliver the salon experience at home, but some advances will cost you a pretty penny.
Handle a variety of tasks with less chance for error.
The Energy Star logo is supposed to identify highly efficient appliances, but flaws have weakened its usefulness.