Consumers in Canada have access to the EnerGuide that gives some quick energy usage information for many appliances. The information it provides can make the task of comparing products much easier.
This black and white card should be displayed on all dishwashers, refrigerators, clothes washers, and other appliances, whether the appliance is considered energy efficient or not. If you don’t see one, be sure to ask a sales person for one.
This guide is easy to read and can provide great information at a glance. It indicates a product’s relative energy usage on a type of number line. An arrow placed along this line shows whether the product is more or less energy efficient.
You’ll find out:
~the kilowatts the product uses per year and
~how its kilowatt usage compares with other models.
EnergyGuide – United States
EU Energy Label – European Union
Also Look For Energy Star
Energy Star is an international program that helps consumers choose energy efficient products for their homes. Energy Star products must meet strict energy guidelines so when you see the Energy Star symbol on a product, you know it’s energy efficient and will save you money.
Using these resources to compare products and choose the right ones for you and your family will help you start saving energy and money!
Make Your Home Energy Efficient,
including advice on choosing several types of Energy Efficient Appliances.