We all know it’s a good idea to choose efficient electrical appliances for our homes. They can save us money on our electrical bills, and help protect the planet too. But what’s less clear is how to find out which household items are most eco-friendly.
The secret is in the multi-coloured EU efficiency label. You can find these on the following products:
- Washing machines, washer-dryers and tumble dryers
- Fridges, freezers and fridge-freezers
- Electric ovens
- Energy-saving light bulbs
- Air conditioners
On the label, all of these products will be given a rating from A+++ to D (A+++ being the most efficient). You’ll also find the item’s annual energy consumption, as well as other product-specific information (like capacity, water consumption and noise levels).
Typically, you will have to pay slightly more for better energy efficiency. But when you consider that your fridge freezer, for example, will be switched on 24/7, 365 days of the year, those efficiency savings could really make a difference to your bills.
If you want to find out more about how to choose the most energy efficient appliance, we’ve put together a quick guide of things to look out for.
Or if you’d like to start browsing products now, Co-operative Electrical offers a great range of energy efficient electrical appliances that are recommended by the Energy Saving Trust. Find out more about their full range here.