Efficiency savings with Energy Star:
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.