Energy-saving appliances have many great benefits. Not only are they good for the Earth, but they can save customers money and give retailers multiple selling points. So far in 2023, there have been quite a few innovations unveiled in the green appliance space. Some highlights:
Samsung’s BeSpoke kitchen and AI Energy Mode from SmartThings Energy
In January, Samsung unveiled the newest kitchen appliances that are part of its Bespoke Home lineup. It includes the Bespoke 4-Door Flex Refrigerator with Family Hub, which offers a communication and entertainment hub right on the door. It includes Samsung TV Plus with 150 free channels.
Two other refrigerators offered by Samsung include the Bespoke Side-by-Side Refrigerator, the Bespoke Top-Mounted Freezer Refrigerator. For both of those, users can gain energy savings through AI Energy Mode from SmartThings Energy.
The company also unveiled the SmartThings Station, which is both a smart home hub and fast charging pad. In addition to those functions, the SmartThings Station allows for easy switching on and off of appliances.
“Samsung’s latest Bespoke home appliances empower users to save both energy and money,” Samsung said in its media announcement at CES.
Beko Burnishes Its “Eco Legacy”
At the KBIS show in Las Vegas in early February, Beko Home Appliances launched 40 new products. All were geared towards helping Beko “cement its reputation as the world’s most environmentally responsible appliance brand,” the company said.
The company has emphasized its HarvestFresh crisper technology, which is featured in 20 of the new refrigerator models, including the Beko 30″ and 36″ French-Door Refrigerators. Beko also unveiled its Beko 39 Series Tall Tub Dishwashers Equipped with CornerIntense, as well as washers, driers, and cooking appliances.
GE Goes “Ultrafast” to Save Energy
The GE Profile brand in late January announced the GE Profile UltraFast Combo with Ventless Heat Pump Technology, a combination washer/drier that not only allows users to wash and dry without changing the load but can provide “50% more energy efficient drying.”
The product is set to arrive in June.
LG Goes “Minimalist”
Aimed at offering products that are “sustainable, stylish and simple to use,” LG went to a “back to basics” approach to appliances for a line of offerings introduced in January. Meant to use fewer components than is usually the case, LG’s products feature “recycled materials inside and out and requiring fewer parts and less energy to make than conventional appliances.”
Also at CES, LG debuted the next generation of its LG Signature line, which it described as providing a “more convenient, stylish and sustainable life at home.” The line consists of a 4-Door French-Door refrigerator with Dual InstaView, a washer and dryer with 7-inch LCD touch panels, an Over-the-Range Microwave Oven with smart InstaView, and an double Oven Slide-in Range. The products, LG said, offer “timeless design and outstanding energy efficiency.”
A New Standard
Also in January, the Home Connectivity Alliance announced HCA Interface Specification 1.0, aimed at creating “an industry standard for Cloud-to-Cloud (C2C) interoperability across long-life appliances, HVAC systems and TVs.” Among its goals are creating “more energy-efficient solutions within the connected home.”
Among the 15 brands in the alliance are AEG, American Standard, Beko, Electrolux, Frigidaire, GE Appliances, LG and Samsung.