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Choosing the right appliances can make a difference to the amount of energy used in your home. This simple guide walks you through how to minimise running costs and reduce power.
When you are buying household appliances, you should always look out for the water and energy star rating labels. These star ratings will help you save energy – the more stars, the less energy the appliances use. This will save you money on your electricity bills.
Calculate running costs yourself with our easy instructions:
You can also use an online calculator, for example the greensavingscalculator.com.au
If appliances are not turned off at the wall, they can still be consuming power. Consider getting a stand-by power controller and connect multiple appliances to the one unit. When you turn off the main device such as a TV, the power is cut to the other appliances too. Check with your local council to see if you are eligible for a free stand-by power controller.
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Last updated: Last updated: 24 February 2015
Printed from: Appliances and energy efficiency (http://csiroaucd1-cdc.it.csiro.au/en/Research/Energy/Energy-in-your-home/Appliances)