Household Appliances & Electronics
More ticks for higher savings “Major appliances, such as air-conditioners and fridges, account for more than 50 per cent of the energy usage in a typical household, allowing you to save the most energy by switching to more energy-efficient models.”
Compared with using one-tick models, a three-tick refrigerator can save you about $75 a year, a four-tick dryer $90 a year and a four-tick air-conditioner about $420 a year, the spokesperson added.
“A more energy-efficient appliance will pay for itself – lower monthly utility bills over the lifetime of the appliance will more than offset a higher purchase price.”
$585 (based on using a three-tick fridge, and a four-tick dryer
Use laptops instead of desktops They consume less than half the energy of desktop computers.
$117.70 (based on using two laptops instead of two desktops) Use thermal cooking pots These reduce energy usage by 80 per cent while pressure cookers can cut energy usage by 50 to 75 per cent compared with conventional pots and pans.