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Choosing energy efficient appliances

Running costs add up – check how much

If you’re looking to save money on your power and water bills:

  • Always check the energy rating labels when you are shopping for a new appliance.

  • Use a power meter to check how much power an appliance is using.  

Use the Energy Rating Calculator

Using the Energy Rating Calculator lets you compare the expected running costs of different models before you buy.


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If you are buying a new appliance, check our list of commonly purchased items for tips:

Choosing an energy efficient air conditioner cuts your electricity bills and is better for the environment.
Boy with air conditioner remote control

Lots of factors go into choosing the right dishwasher for your home but in the long run, an energy efficient one will save you energy, water and money.
Woman stacking her dishwasher with two fluffy dogs watching.

Fridges are one of the most expensive appliances to buy and run. As they consume energy 24 hours a day, it’s important to think outside the icebox and choose a model that will save power.
Woman with open fridge door watching her daughter walk away eating an apple..

While buying a big, cheap television may be tempting, it could cost you in the long run. The type of technology, screen size and brightness all contribute to how much electricity your television will use.
Girl holding remote control for television

Buying new laundry appliances is a good opportunity to save electricity and water, but with so many options it can be confusing to know which one to buy.
Woman and her son getting washing out of the washing machine.


When replacing your appliances, consider recycling the old one. Search here to find your closest recycling point.