Home appliances such as refrigerators are one of the biggest consumers of electricity in a household.
Chances are, if your home appliances are more than 10 years old, they may be keeping your running costs and energy consumption higher than many modern electrical appliances. This is because most modern models are designed to be more power saving and energy efficient to meet the demands of increasingly eco-friendly households.
Although switching to energy efficient appliances can help you save money on utility bills, many households can’t afford to replace all their appliances in one go. Therefore, it may be worth reviewing your current electric appliances and replacing the ones that guzzle the most energy. You can do this by using an energy cost calculator to work out the yearly running costs of your fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine or electric oven.
By comparing your current machines with newer models on the market, you can identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption and cut your energy bill. You can find energy cost calculator tools online – many of which are free and easy to use!
Energy efficiency rating
Many showrooms display white goods and other home electrical appliances with EU energy efficiency labels. These labels are designed to show customers the energy efficiency rating of a model, which is great if you’re looking to replace your old appliances for cheaper to run and greener alternatives.
Using the EU energy-efficiency rating to compare models
The EU label rates the product based on its energy consumption, with A+++ being the most energy efficient and D being the least efficient. The label also lists the annual energy consumption of the product along with other specific product information that will help shoppers find the right electrical appliance for their needs.
Washing machines, tumble dryers, fridges, freezers, electric ovens, air conditioning and energy saving light bulbs commonly feature energy efficiency labels, however they are not comparable across different appliances as the EU rating has been calculated specifically for that appliance range.
If replacing your home appliances isn’t an option, there are still ways you can reduce your utility bill. Energy-saving products such as CFLs (compact fluorescent lamp) are 4 times more energy efficient than incandescent light bulbs and are widely available. Such small changes can make a big difference in the long run, providing ways to save electricity and reduce your electricity bill.
Our aim at AM Transformers is to provide the right information and support to streamline your energy management. As specialist UK suppliers of transformers and voltage optimisation devices, including 3 phase transformers, our whole business is founded on helping you reduce energy wastage and money spent on unused electricity.
For advice on improving your energy efficiency, why not give our energy experts a call today on 01494 524 396 or click here to enquire online.