GE's new line automatically adjusts to the price of power, working in off-peak hours to save money and energy.
Home appliances account for about 85% of a home's total energy consumption and most utility companies charge more for electricity during peak hours. Smart meters can help you manage your use but imagine if your clothes dryer reduced its wattage during peak hours or your fridge automatically delayed its defrosting capabilities and your dishwasher didn't start its cycle until off-peak times? This is the new generation of appliances with a 'set it then forget it' mode of conserving energy. Look for GE's Brillion smart appliance line (pictured), coming to Canada soon.