How to buy and use energy efficient appliances
Using energy efficient appliances has become very popular in Australia over the last few years, but it can be hard to know what to look for.
In today’s article by Caslec commercial electricians, we would like to list some simple steps that can help in choosing the right product.
Energy star rating
The item’s energy star rating can help in making a quick judgement about its energy efficiency. The more star, the more energy efficient the appliance is.
Guides and product manuals
Many appliances have energy saving functions built in. It’s important to read the manual to learn how these can be used as it can save you a lot of money.
Electrical appliances can be hazardous to dispose of, so it’s worth to find a retailer that can collect old items when they deliver the new product.
If your primary motivation for investing in energy efficient products is to save money, then remember the appliances that are not in use should be unplugged rather than left on standby. New televisions should also be set for the ‘home use’ mode which lowers the brightness on the screen and saves power.