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Purchasing Energy Efficient Appliances and Bulbs

Purchasing Energy Efficient Appliances and Bulbs

When purchasing a new appliance it can be difficult to know which model to choose since manufacturers have so many different offers and products.

However it is very easy to find out which appliances are more energy efficient and therefore cheaper to run. Purchasing an energy efficient appliance may cost a little more but remember that they cost less to run and so will save you money in the long run. Using less energy reduces carbon dioxide emissions and this helps to combat climate change.

EU Energy label

The EU energy label rates appliances from A (the most efficient) to G (the least efficient) and provides additional information such as the capacity of a fridge, noise level etc. The label must, by law be shown on the following appliances:-

  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Fridge freezers
  • Washing machines
  • Tumble dryers
  • Washer dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Electric ovens
  • Light bulb (packaging)

The Energy Efficiency Recommended label

This label also helps you to identify and buy energy efficient products and complements the EU Energy label on white goods and light bulbs. Only products that meet or exceed the energy efficiency criteria set by the Energy Saving Trust and backed by the Government can use the Energy Efficiency Recommended logo.

For Further Information Contact

Home Energy Advice Team
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000