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Appliance star energy ratings explained

The Energy Rating Label was first introduced in 1986 in NSW and Victoria, and is now mandatory in all Australian states and territories for electrical appliances to carry the label when they are offered for sale.

This includes:

  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Clothes washers
  • Domestic televisions
  • Clothes dryers
  • Air-conditioners (single phase only)
  • Some three phase air conditioners and swimming pool pumps may carry an energy rating label if the supplier chooses to apply for one

On all these appliances, the label features a star rating between one and 10 stars – the greater the number of stars the higher the efficiency. Continue reading Appliance star energy ratings explained