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You can often save a significant amount of energy and money by replacing old appliances.

For example a new energy saving washing machine could save a third of the energy compared to your old one and replacing a 15 year old fridge-freezer could cut your electricity bill by 10%.

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Modern appliances generally use significantly less energy than those of even 10 or 15 years ago.  Fridges and freezers in particular use a fraction of the power of older models and therefore are usually well worth replacing.

Many electrical appliances now come with an energy rating:

After the use of mains gas for central heating, the use of electricity is most people’s biggest contribution to their carbon footprint from activities in the home. However, a lot of electricity is needlessly wasted, so it is easy to make savings.

Electricity and appliances tips:

  1. Switching off and stand-by

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