Are there certain appliances that I should avoid?

Are there certain appliances that I should avoid?

Second-hand appliances - Although cheaper to buy, older appliances are less energy efficient and closer to the end of their life cycle and you don’t know what treatment they have had.
Use A Laptop Instead of A Desktop Computer - Most of us have laptops anyway, and they use up to 80% less energy than desktop computers.
Gas powered clothes dryers - These are available but electrical models are preferable for efficiency, solar compatibility and sustainability.
Dishwashers - Dishwashers with good drying performance use more power and are therefore less energy efficient. The best option is a machine with a high energy and water-efficiency rating.

Washing machines - Front-loaders are generally more expensive, but use less energy, water and detergent.
Appliances with low energy efficiency rating

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