Ef­fi­ciency sav­ings with En­ergy Star:

Element - - Lowering Your Energy Costs -

The web­site en­er­gy­wise.govt.nz in­cludes a run­ning costs cal­cu­la­tor which helps to mea­sure the ef­fi­ciency of your ap­pli­ances. Web surfers can mea­sure up the per­for­mance of their tum­ble dry­ers, fridge/freez­ers, dish­wash­ers, wash­ing ma­chines, air con­di­tion­ers and heaters. Here’s a rough ap­prox­i­ma­tion of ef­fi­ciency gains En­ergy Star-cer­ti­fied ap­pli­ances of­fer Com­put­ers: 45% more en­ergy ef­fi­cient, de­pend­ing on prod­uct con­fig­u­ra­tion. Wash­ing ma­chine: 45% more en­ergy ef­fi­cient. Dish­washer: 40% more en­ergy ef­fi­cient than non-qual­i­fied mod­els. Heat­pump: En­ergy ef­fi­ciency in both heat­ing and cool­ing modes would save around $50 per year com­pared to non­qual­i­fied mod­els TV: 30% more en­ergy ef­fi­cient, de­pend­ing on the size of the TV. Fridges and freez­ers: Be­ing En­ergy Star qual­i­fied could save around $100 a year, com­pared to the av­er­age Kiwi fridge-freezer, which is 15-year-old fridge-freezer.

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