Project:?You and your tea

Project:?You and your tea

Project:?You and your team will research the purchase of a major appliance?Your research may includea. Purchase price of various alternatives (including tax, delivery and installation)i. Manufacturersii. Features (including EnergyStar)iii. Warranty/extended warrantyb. Operating costsi. Energy/resourcesii. Reliability and repair costsiii. Disposalc. What is the typical useful lifetime of this appliance?d. Who made your appliance?e. What else does the manufacturer make??Project all the costs for at least three alternatives through the lifetime of the appliance andcalculate the present worth of those costs to year 0?Calculate the EUAC for the alternatives.?As best as you can, project the indirect benefits of ownership (like avoiding going to theLaundromat or the time you save washing dishes) ? some appliances (like a water heater) maybe harder to do.?Beyond your personal finances, are there larger socio?economic issues (treatment of workers,?buy American?) that should be considered??Beyond your personal comfort, what are the larger environmental issues (emissions, type ofrefrigerant)?Suppose you know you are moving after 5 years ? would that change your decision??Make a recommendation in a report written in the following formata. Objectiveb. Requirements (research, assumptions and ?givens?)c. Alternativesd. Analysise. Resultsf. Conclusions and recommendations

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