As the name suggests, an energy efficient product uses less energy – so costs less to run. You can save £££s on fuel bills by choosing more efficient products for your home.
When you are buying a new electrical item, look out for the Energy Saving Recommended logo – this means the product meets or exceeds current specified energy efficiency requirements that are supported by the Government.
The logo can be found on most energy efficient light bulbs, light fittings, refrigeration products, laundry and dishwashing appliances, gas boilers and heating controls – and also on energy-saving aids such as loft and cavity wall insulation.
All new electrical appliances are rated according to how much energy they use. The scale runs from A (the most efficient) to G (the least efficient) – you can compare the efficiency of different appliances by looking at the ratings label they carry, in addition to looking for an Energy Saving Recommended logo. You’ll also find A++ and A+ ratings on refrigerators.