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Finding low energy electric appliances for your home

Posted On : Jul-09-2009 | seen (1141) times | Article Word Count : 399 |

Due to the huge leap in the number of consumer electronic products bought for use in our homes over recent decades, energy consumption has risen dramatically.
Due to the huge leap in the number of consumer electronic products bought for use in our homes over recent decades, energy consumption has risen dramatically. In fact, more than thirty per cent of the average UK electricity bill is spent on powering these goods. So the next time you go shopping for electronics goods, what can you do to keep this energy use to a minimum?

Firstly, you can look out for products labelled by one of several energy saving bodies. Energy Saving Recommended labels products that are preferable for their more limited use of electricity, and their logo can be found on many appliances within the UK.

1. The US Department of Energy and the US Environmental Protection Agency have set in place energy efficiency criteria for goods produced within the US. Any product that you see that carries their Energy Star label is one that has safely met these strict criteria.

2. The third label type to look out for is one set by the Federal Trade Commission Their EnergyGuide labels will tell you how much energy your appliance will consume, and will put this usage into perspective for you by also letting you know the highest and lowest usage levels for similar appliance models.

3. Integrated products are great for saving you money as well as saving energy. Rather than having to buy a separate TV and DVD player or TV and digital receiver for example, you can now buy televisions that have a DVD player or digital receiver, or both already built in.

4. You should also look out for products that have special energy saving features. Automatic standby is a popular feature that allows your appliance, most often your TV, to switch to stand by mode when it is out of use for a specific period of time.

5. Flat screen TVs are now a very popular TV design, but many of these can use far greater energy than a standard television. Look out for LCD televisions rather than plasma screen televisions, as they are still flat but use a lot less energy.

When out shopping for your consumer electronics products, sales staff should know a good deal about the energy consumption rates and energy efficiency levels of their products, so do not be afraid to quiz them on the goods they have on offer.

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