Understanding energy star ratings on appliances
Thinking of purchasing or upgrading your fridge, washing machine, or another appliance? Here’s how to read Energy Rating Labels so you understand just how energy efficient common household appliances are.
You can protect both your wallet and the environment next time you purchase an appliance with one simple trick: by checking its Energy Rating Label. These are the red, black and yellow stickers you will see on white goods and other household appliances.
Energy Rating Labels show you how energy efficient an appliance is, and how much energy the appliance will consume in a year, to help you compare models.
The more stars on the label, the better the appliance’s energy performance.
The lower the energy consumption figure, the less power the appliance consumes.
The Australian Government regulates Energy Rating Labels through its Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) program, which is administered by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER).