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Appliances

Switching appliances off at the power point could save you $100 per year*

 

Appliances and electronic devises are shaping our way of living and come in as the next largest user of energy at home.

Considering energy efficient and standby options could help you save!

Improving the efficiency of your appliances
  • Upgrade older appliances – current fridges use about 40% less energy than a fridge from the early 90’s*
  • Remember to check and compare energy rating labels when buying new appliances. The more energy efficient, the more you could save. You can compare energy ratings of appliances at http://energyrating.gov.au/ or https://www.choice.com.au/
  • Buy appliances that are sized to your household needs rather than excessively oversized
  • Ensure appliances are not faulty – faulty appliances could be working harder than required
  • When using electric kettles only boil as much water as you need. Boiling excess water will unnecessarily increase your electricity bill.
Reduce devices on standby
  • 10% of your electricity could be powering gadgets on standby*, eg kettles, toasters, phones, computers and electric toothbrushes
  • We can’t always remember to switch things off at the wall! A standby power controller automatically switches appliances off when not in use. Use one of these for devices such as computers, televisions, sound systems and more!

*Information and data sources for energy consumption and savings estimates available here.

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