Energy Efficiency

We can help you find the most energy efficient appliance for your home

With energy costs on the rise, it pays to think ahead when choosing your home appliances. Investing in an energy efficient appliance may cost more upfront, but your reduced energy bills will save you much more in the long run.

Energy efficient dryers

Did you know?

  • Dryers use a lot of energy – about 6% of a home's electricity usage
  • Dryers are one of the most expensive appliances to operate so energy efficiency is extremely important
  • Moist air can be expelled outside using a venting kit or open window

Energy efficient fridges

Did you know?

  • Fridges have two costs – the purchase price and ongoing running cost
  • A fridge uses about 13% of a home's energy – only air conditioners use more
  • Today’s fridges use about 40% less energy than those 15 years ago
  • An old fridge in your garage can cost hundreds of dollars a year – it’s cheaper to run one large fridge than two small ones

Energy efficient heaters

Did you know?

  • Heating and cooling uses the most energy in a home
  • Temperature control uses about 40% of a household’s energy so energy efficiency is important for reducing your bills
  • Thermostats should be in frequently used rooms away from sources of heat and cold

Energy efficient TVs

Did you know?

  • TVs are in the top four home energy users – using 19% of overall household appliance energy
  • The biggest energy efficiency factor for televisions is screen size

Energy efficient dishwashers

Did you know?

  • Dishwashers use significantly less water than washing by hand
  • Dishwashers today use half as much water and 40% less energy that dishwashers made in the ‘90s
  • You need to clean the filter between each wash – a clogged filter can increase your utility bills and affect the dishwasher’s performance

Energy efficient washing machines

Did you know?

  • Washing with cold water uses up to 10 times less energy than a warm wash
  • Top loaders’ energy efficiency has doubled in the last twenty years.
  • Upgrading from an old washing machine made before 1994 to a new energy efficient washer can save you more than $100 on utility bills every year.

Energy efficient cooling

Did you know?

  • Heating and air conditioning normally accounts for over 50% of the total power bill for businesses and buildings
  • By leaving doors and windows open up to 50% of air conditioning energy costs are wasted
  • Typically a one degree decrease in the temperature that you run your air conditioning at will increase energy use by 5-10 percent