Energy Rating Label
Available: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
For: Home owner, Landlord, Renter, Business, School
Type: Apartment, House
Contact: Energy RatingIf you have questions not answered in this summary please refer to the Energy Rating website. Your Energy Savings does not look after this program.
Each year the Energy Rating Label is found on over 7 million appliances for sale in Australia and New Zealand. The label helps you compare how much electricity the product uses against other appliances.
The Energy Rating Label gives an appliance a star rating between 1 and 10 stars—the more stars, the more efficient the appliance is compared to other models in its category. You can use the Energy Rating website to compare the energy-efficiency of electrical appliances.
The label also displays an energy consumption figure—this is an estimate of how much energy the appliance uses each year. The lower the figure, the greater the savings.
There’s also an Energy Rating App you can download to find the star ratings and running costs of household appliances. You can see which appliance is cheaper overall and best for you.
Choosing energy-efficient appliances can help you save money on energy bills as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Energy Rating Label also provides an incentive to manufacturers to improve the performance of their appliances as consumer awareness grows and demand for energy-efficient appliances increases.
The star rating of an appliance is determined from the energy consumption and size of the product using the relevant Australian Standards for measuring energy consumption and minimum energy performance criteria. Appliances must meet these criteria before they can receive an Energy Rating Label.
There are two label styles:
- The normal 6-star label
- The 10-star label for appliances rated as 7 stars or higher.
Energy Rating Labels must be displayed on the following new appliances:
- Air conditioners (single phase, non-ducted)
- Washing machines
- Clothes dryers
- Computer monitors.
Energy Rating Labels may be displayed on the following new appliances (if the supplier chooses to participate in a voluntary labelling scheme):
- Swimming pool pumps
- Three phase air conditioners.
To calculate the energy consumption figure on the Energy Rating Label, the following usage assumptions have been used:
- Washing machines = 7 uses per week using a warm wash
- Clothes Dryers = 1 full load per week
- Dishwashers = 7 uses per week at the ‘normal’ setting
- Televisions and Computer Monitors = 10 hours use plus 14 hours in standby per day
- Fridges and Freezers = in use 24 hours per day.
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Energy Rating Label
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