Energy efficiency guide

 

Let us show you what to look out for when buying a new appliance, and how to get the most energy-efficient use from it afterwards.

Energy labelling explained

Monitoring your electricity usage

Rechargeable batteries

Why not switch to using rechargeable batteries in your portable devices such as your digital camera? Even though they cost a little more than a standard battery, they can be reused hundreds of times - saving you a lot of money in the long term. Battery chargers are neater than ever and you don’t have to wait overnight anymore for them to charge up either.

 

Refrigerators, freezers and fridge freezers

With manufacturers striving harder than ever to make their refrigeration appliances more efficient, the most energy efficient categories are A+, A++ and even A+++.

Tips after buying:

  • Don’t leave the door to your appliance open any longer than necessary
  • Wait for hot food to cool down before putting it in your fridge or freezer
  • Position your appliance away from sources of heat, such as a radiator or boiler

 

Washing machines and washer dryers

Tumble dryers

Dishwashers

Ovens

Light bulbs

Air conditioners

Kettles

Televisions

Computers

Telephones

Mobile phones

Radios