Energy Efficient Appliances
Buying A New Home Appliance?
Compare before you buy
If you're thinking about upgrading or buying a new appliance, it a great time to think about how your choice will contribute to climate change. Do you're research before you purchase to help you make choice that will not only reduce your impact on the environment, but could also have you money on your energy bills.
Visit the Energy Rating website to search and compare a range of appliances. Go to www.energyrating.gov.au
Look for the Stars
Energy Star labels make it easy for you to compare the energy efficiency of different brands and models when buying new appliances. The more stars, the more efficient and the less the appliance will cost to run. Energy Ratings are mandatory for many appliances, including fridges, air conditioners and gas hot water systems.
Energy Ratings is a scheme for measuring performance, jointly run by Federal, State and Territory government agencies. The stars are awarded after each appliance has been put through set tests defined under Australian Standards. Appliances need to meet minimum criteria before they can be granted an Energy Rating label, usually 1 to 6 stars.