Did you know that there are many benefits to using power tools that have an energy star rating? It’s true! Energy Star has rated power tools that are battery operated and use energy responsibly. At Friedman’s Home Improvement, we are proud to carry two lines of power tools that feature products with an energy star rating: DeWALT and Makita.
DeWALT is a leading power tool manufacturer that offers more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories. Their DC9310 battery charger system and all compatible battery packs, including all DEWALT 7.2V to 18V Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) and Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries, have received the nationally recognized ENERGY STAR rating.
Makita is a power tool manufacturer with 100 years of experience in advanced motor design. Makita Power Tools have more power and less weight, and are known for their innovation and design. All three of Makita’s Lithium-Ion battery chargers have an energy star rating: Makita’s Optimum charger (DC18SC), Rapid Optimum Charger (DC18RA), and 7.2 Lithium-Ion charger (DC075A) were the first in the power tool category to qualify for the list of Battery Charging systems with an energy star rating in 2006.
Both DeWALT and Makita build Lithium Ion tools, which are powered by lithium ion batteries. There are several advantages of using Lithium Ion tools, including:
- Lithium Ion batteries have high energy density provides higher current and more power.
- Lithium Ion batteries are easy to charge when new.
- Lithium Ion batteries have less self-discharge than regular nickel-based batteries.
- Lithium Ion batteries are low maintenance.
- Lithium Ion batteries work very well in power tools.
If you would like to look over our selection of power tools with an energy star rating from DeWALT and Makita, come to Friedman’s Home Improvement. We have three stores to serve you in Santa Rosa, Ukiah, and Sonoma, and you can always count on the lowest price and local advice from us.