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 Posted: Sun Nov 13th, 2005 04:36 pm
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Fermental

 

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I'm an environmentalist and I believe in efficient appliances, but I think the energy savings argument is sort of a scam. It impacts the environment simply to replace old appliances with new, more efficient ones.

Factory workers have to drive their smelly cars to factories to build the new appliances. Raw materials for the new appliances have to be produced. Diesel-fueled trucks have to transport the appliances to the retail stores. A delivery van burns fossil fuel to deliver the new appliance to the house. The old appliance needs to be disposed of. Environmentally, I believe we lose ground by upgrading old appliances.

Honestly, a good old 70%-30% mixing valve would be an environmenatl improvement.