Another important aspect of considering these smart and sensible appliances is that they are typically built better and designed with higher quality materials. This simply means that appliances that are Energy Star rated will last longer than appliances that are not Energy Star rated. This longer useful life also equates to additional savings due to the fact that appliances will not be replaced as often. The savings continues further in that less money is typically spent on repairs and mechanical issues. In short, Energy Star appliances are far more reliable than the alternatives.