When buying your new washer, dryer, water heater, dishwasher,etc. , consider buying an Energy Star Applinace. These are appliances that use new technologies and premium features to be extremely efficient with energy. When you go to any home store such as Lowes or Home Depot you will find some appliances with a yellow paper on it that says Energy guide. Plus when you buy an Energy Star Appliance you can get a tax credit.
So the tax rebate and the energy savings combined equal a smart choice for your new appliance.