Should I buy appliances with advanced controls technologies?
Advanced control technologies can allow you to save money through using appliances only when you need them e.g. sensor-controlled dryers work out when the contents are dry and shuts off automatically, which is a great energy saver.
Should I buy an RCAC with advanced controls features?
This depends on your needs: Automatic Timer - Most current air conditioners come with automatic timers. You’ll be able to program room temperatures that complement your family’s work, sleeping, and activity schedules. This will keep your home cool ...
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 ...
Am I able to measure which appliances use the most power in my home?
You are able to use energy meters (sometimes called power meters) to measure energy use and calculate the hourly, quarterly and annual running costs of household appliances. Some also estimate the greenhouse gas emissions produced by different ...
What rebates, discounts and loans are available for energy efficient appliances?
No interest loan scheme - The No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) offers individuals and families on low incomes access to safe, fair and affordable loans for purchasing appliances and some other essential household expenses. NILS is offered by more than ...
What appliances use the most power?
The top three energy-guzzling items in the average Australian home are: • ducted reverse cycle air conditioners • all electric heaters • hot water systems • fridges and freezers. Fridges and freezers account for 8% to 13% of household energy bills. ...