Appliances & Electronics
Be Power Smart and buy energy efficient appliances. The ENERGY STAR® symbol identifies models that ensure that they are among the most energy efficient in their class and do not compromise performance. ENERGY STAR® appliances are 10 to 50 per cent more efficient than conventional models. When you buy an appliance there are actually two "price tags":
- the cost of the appliance;
- the cost of operating the appliance during its lifetime; consider this "second price tag" when purchasing your appliances.
Electronics such as DVD players, televisions, alarm clocks, and cell phone chargers use power even when they are not being used. The continuous use of electricity is called standby power.
ENERGY STAR® electronics reduce standby power and are more efficient than standard electronics.
For more information on energy efficient electronics, visit the Natural Resources Canada website.