Experts recommend that you replace all appliances that are between 10 and 15 years old, even if they still work well, because the energy that you save with more efficient modern appliances will recoup the price of the new appliance quickly, and will dramatically reduce your household’s carbon emissions. It’s also important that you bear future savings in mind when purchasing an energy efficient appliance. They may seem more expensive than other appliances at the outset, but are far more economical in the long run.
Sustainable carries a range of proven energy efficient appliances with South African approved energy efficiency ratings, including refrigerators, microwaves and light bulbs.
Tips for buying energy efficient products
When it comes to washing machines front loaders are more efficient than top loaders and, not only do use they less energy, they also use less water per wash than top loaders. Choose a washing machine that meets your household’s needs. Too big a washing machine will use more energy than necessary while one that is too small will require more loads, which negates any potential energy savings.
Convection ovens are more energy efficient that conventional ovens, while installing a gas oven will save you even more money and energy. Gas stoves are also more energy efficient than electric stoves and produce half the carbon emissions.
Other household appliances that provide significant energy savings are LCD televisions, which are more efficient than other TV screens and ink jet printers, which are more efficient than laser printers. Lighting systems can also be made more energy efficient by switching to LED light bulbs, while panel and certain bar heaters enhance the efficiency of your heating system.
Green appliances from Sustainable
You can make a big difference to the environment and your budget with green energy saving appliances from Sustainable. With a range of energy efficient televisions, freezers and fridges Sustainable makes it possible for you to shave 20% off your electricity bill while adding impetus to the global drive toward energy efficiency.