Lowering your bill
Choose the right appliance
When looking to buy an appliance you should compare the size, features, price and running costs.
For electric and natural gas appliances the energy rating label provides a useful guide for buyers. It shows how energy efficient the appliance is and how much electricity or natural gas it uses each year. The energy rating label for airconditioners shows energy use per hour, rather than an annual cost.
The aim of energy rating labels is to: