Appliances and white goods
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%.
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.