Dramatic Decreases in Appliance Consumption Since 2000

According to the Association of Appliance Manufacturers (AAHM) , there have been dramatic decreases in energy consumption of most major kitchen appliances during the past eight years.
Energy consumption of washing machines has decreased 63%, while their capacity has increased 8%. Dishwasher energy consumption has dropped almost 30% and their water consumption has dropped 29%. Refrigerator energy consumption has decreased 30% since 2000. The AAHM claims that refrigerators now use less electricity than a 60-watt light bulb that’s left on for the entire day.