The energy requirements of appliances around your home can add up to around 30% of your homes total energy use. When purchasing new appliances make sure you compare their Energy Rating label. Energy Rating labels are mandatory for new appliances and help you understand the running cost of an appliance, providing you with a more accurate idea of its whole of life cost.

Using a 5-star, two door fridge would save you an estimated $474 over 10 years when compared with a 3-star model. To compare the energy efficiency of more appliances, visit theĀ Energy Rating Calculator (opens in new tab).