Today we are delighted to announce the world’s first energy ratings on toasters. Full press release here. Millions of people use these units around the world every day, and now you can find out how much they cost to operate before you buy at Savenia Labs participating retailers.
Energy is Toast. This time we tested 4 slice units; basic units, full featured with lights and electronic lift mechanisms, dual chamber (2×2) models and long slot toasters. We found that the energy costs alone can exceed the purchase price on some models, while the dual chamber (2×2) control was a useful feature for people who make 2 slices more often than 4.
You can see the selection of toasters together with Savenia Labs Energy Ratings on the shelf at participating stores, and on our smartphone website at www.savenialabs.com.
In the run up to the holiday season, now is a great time to buy toasters. And you can save big with coupons from some of our partner stores.
DC / Baltimore Ace Coupon here. Fairfax Virginia Coupon here.
Please visit the stores and let us know what you think.
In the run up to the holiday season, they are offering a discount on Savenia Labs rated appliances, for the coupon click here.
We are delighted to introduce Savenia Labs Energy Ratings to residents of our nation’s capital, which has the largest number of energy efficient buildings in the country as well as hundreds of natural parks and historic monuments. Local residents can now shop for more energy efficient products and save money on energy costs, while reducing pollution due to electricity production.
Please visit the stores and check out the new displays for your holiday shopping, and join us in welcoming these stores to the Savenia Labs retail network.
We are delighted to announce today the launch of Savenia Labs Energy Ratings to Fairfax, Virginia residents at Twins Ace Hardware. The full press release is here.
Fairfax is called the ‘heart’ of Northern Virginia for its small town feel in the center of a large metropolitan area. Residents can now shop for more energy efficient products at a locally owned store and save money on energy costs, while reducing pollution due to electricity production.
Twins Ace Hardware is a beautiful store in the center of Fairfax owned by twins Craig and Jeff Smith – both area residents committed to providing exceptional customer service.
To kick off the promotion the store is offering extra savings on Savenia Labs rated products, coupon here.
Please visit the store and see the new display, and help us extend a warm welcome to the newest member of the Savenia Labs retail network.
Baltimore shoppers at Ace Hardware Stores in Waverly, Federal Hill and Canton can now shop for popular appliances and save money with Savenia Labs Energy Ratings. See the full release here.
These stores are all part of the forward thinking A Few Cool Hardware Stores chain, and just in time for the holiday season they are offering a coupon on all Savenia Labs rated appliances…click here to save.
We are delighted to introduce Savenia Labs Energy Ratings to residents of Baltimore, where people from strong local neighborhoods live, work and play around one of the country’s largest harbors and numerous historic monuments. Residents can now shop for more energy efficient products at locally owned stores and save money on energy costs, while reducing pollution due to electricity production.
A big welcome to the newest members of the Savenia Labs retail network and Charm City!
Savenia Labs surveys thousands of consumers to understand how they use products, and we use this information to create ‘real-life’ lab test protocols to replicate how the average user normally runs the product.
Our survey of single serve coffee machine users found that most people still bought the machines in stores as opposed to online. Almost 25% got them as gifts. And while many people buy other small appliances because their old one broke, we found most people bought their single serve coffeemakers because they wanted to switch to single serve. And they love their coffee, with 77% reporting use their machine 7 days per week and drinking about 3 cups of mostly coffee each day.
Armed with this information, we go now to the testing laboratory to put these coffeemakers to the test.
Stay tuned for our next report on the costs of ownership.
Single Serve Coffeemakers are the fastest growing appliance category in the multi-billion dollar coffee market. So in the run-up to the coffee drinking season, we decided to put the most popular models through our 10 step laboratory process. Follow along with us as we test, prod, taste and rate our way through the competition.
We chose 10 of the most popular models according to our survey of US large retailers. Not surprisingly, Keurig has a dominant share of the market, with several models in our top 10. Keurig is owned by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, a NASDAQ traded company headquartered in Vermont.
The Keurig brand got a head start in the market by introducing its Keurig brewers first and licensing its brewer technology to other manufacturers like Cuisinart and Mr. Coffee. Its K-Cups are the leading disposable coffee drinks widely available from major coffee suppliers and retailers nationwide.
The other American in the bunch is Bunn, famous for their commercial coffee makers in restaurants and offices but also with a big share of home electric drip coffeemakers.
Then there are the Europeans. Germany’s Bosch makes Tassimo, Italy’s Delonghi makes Dolce Gusto with pods from Switzerland’s Nestlé, and the Netherlands’ Philips and Douwe Egberts make Senseo.
As you might expect, at first glance the Americans tend to be focused on simpler drip-type drinks like American coffee, tea and others while the Europeans tend to use a high water pressure approach to deliver creamy espresso and other coffee drinks in the European style.
We are delighted to announce that Savenia Labs Energy Ratings are now available in Potomac, Maryland at Strosniders True Value Hardware Store. This is our 3rd store in Maryland and builds on our successful launches late last year in Bethesda and Silver Spring. Here is the full press release.
Potomac, Maryland is a town of great natural beauty including Great Falls National Park and the historic C&O Canal. Local residents live and play in this natural environment, and can now shop for more energy efficient products and save money on energy costs, while reducing pollution due to electricity production.
Strosniders Potomac is all about great customer service, and by providing Savenia Labs Energy Ratings they are giving customers a unique public service to go with their full line of small appliances and housewares.
Please join us in welcoming Strosniders Potomac to the Savenia Labs network. They are offering $5 off on all Savenia Labs Energy Rated products (coupon here) so why not stop in to see the display…let us know what you think!
GEOGRAPHY BASED ENERGY RATINGS REVOLUTIONIZE APPLIANCE SHOPPING
Today Savenia Labs unveiled the first ever location-specific energy rating labels for room air conditioners. Savenia Labs’ new ‘GEO’ Energy Rating Labels report zip code specific lifetime energy costs for room air conditioners anywhere in the US. Now available at participating retail stores, shoppers can see how much it will cost to run an air conditioner before they buy – with data specific to local energy costs, environmental impact and regional usage patterns.
Since lifetime energy costs can greatly exceed purchase prices, these new labels revolutionize air conditioner shopping by magnifying customer savings.
“Energy Rating Labels must be highly relevant to local shoppers to be helpful,” said John Jabara, Founder of Savenia Labs. “The same room air conditioner that costs $500 to run in electricity costs over its 9 year lifetime in Chicago will cost over $3,000 in a hotter climate like Key West, Florida. Now shoppers can get this localized information on the shelf next to the price tag for easy comparison, and save hundreds of dollars by shopping smart.”
Participating retailers that displayed the Savenia Labs Energy Rating Labels last fall experienced dramatic increases in appliance sales and customer satisfaction, while consumers benefited from energy efficiency information that helped them save money.
Check out the selection of energy efficient appliances at Strosniders True Value hardware and let us know what you think! And stay tuned for more energy ratings from Savenia Labs.
We are delighted to announce today the launch of the first dehumidifer Energy Rating Labels, now available in participating retail stores.
After trying to buy a dehumidifier for a damp basement and wading through the confusing size and energy recommendations – we decided to dramatically simplify the buying process for everyone else. Now shopping for dehumidifers with Savenia Labs is easy as 1-2-3. Choose the size you need based on the square footage of your basement, go to a participating Savenia retailer or our smartphone site and compare the models, and start saving money. We were surprised by what we found. Dehumidifers that cost $100′s to buy can cost $1000′s to run over their lifetime.
Now you can know…BEFORE you buy. The launch press release can be found here.
During the humid summer months millions of households use dehumidifiers, and now there’s a simpler way to buy energy saving models with information right on the store shelf. All Savenia Labs Energy Rating Labels are customized for energy costs and carbon footprint based on store zip codes. Participating retailers can download localized labels and print them in the store.
Check out Strosniders True Value selection of dehumidifiers in both Bethesda and Silver Spring MD and let us know what you think.
Still more Energy Ratings to come so keep checking in with us and follow along on Facebook.
As the power blackout continues, the sight of thousands of people sitting on floors huddled around power outlets in malls, restaurants, and office building lobbies got us thinking about our new dependance on electricity. And this dependance is forecast to increase, with more people, more gadgets per person and the growing importance of electric powered vehicles. This new demand will require more power plants – mostly coal / natural gas until more renewable energy comes on line and we know what happens to air pollution when we burn things for energy. Assuming you can’t get off the grid (entirely), maybe it’s time for some new thinking. We think knowing how much electricity something is likely to use over its lifetime before you buy it is more important than ever. And we plan on covering more and more product categories so you can get this information BEFORE you buy so you can shop smart. Check for participating retailers or go online with your smartphone at www.savenialabs.com for more information.