The Smarter Choice
Armagh Electrical.com has produced this catalogue to help you choose a smarter appliance that saves you money while helping to save the environment. All the appliances listed in this section of our site have achieved the Energy Saving Trusts accreditation for their efficiency. This blue triangle symbol sets the standards to which manufacturers aspire.. Together we can make little changes in the home add up to a greater lasting contribution. To this end we have included some easy, helpful tips on energy saving.
Energy Efficient Kitchen Appliances
Fridges and Freezers are the hardest working appliances in your kitchen, changing these two appliances to energy efficient models would save you £48 and 185Kg of Co2 a year!*
5 Ways to Save Money and Energy in your Kitchen
- Use the half load feature on your dishwasher when possible
- Turn your dishwasher off before it completes its drying cycle
- Keep your refrigeration well stocked,and it will run more efficiently
- Don’t place cooking appliances next to refrigeration
- Defrost your fridge regularly to help it run efficiently
Energy Efficient Laundry Appliances
We’d be lost without our washing machines but by just reducing the temperature on a cycle from 30 to 40 degrees you’ll use 40% less electricity!
5 Ways to Save Money and Energy in your Laundry Room
• Switch off the standby function when finished
• If it’s dry and there’s time hang your clothes outside to dry
• Wash a full load if you can
• Use the economy programme if you have one
• Don’t overload your dryer, this will reduce efficiency
Energy Efficient Home Entertainment
Televisions have only recently started to receive Energy Saving Trust Accreditation. An LCD (liquid crystal display) will save you 60% in energy over a conventional TV, the latest LED (light emitting diode) will give another 40% over an LCD.
5 Ways to Save Money and Energy in Home Entertainment
- Switch off the standby function when finished
- Switch off all your other AV devices while on holiday.
- A Plasma TV creates a lot of heat so turn down your heating
- Consider turning off digital sound speakers when watching tv rather than a DVD
- Make sure your TV has good ventilation
Armagh Electrical and Dalzell’s of Markethill are accredited as Energy Saving Trust retailers. Therefore, you can be sure we’ll give you a fantastic choice and the best advice available when making a decision. All our appliances feature an energy rating, helping you make an accurate comparison. If you’ve any questions about energy efficiency contact us.
* Figures provided by the Energy Saving Trusts website 2009
To learn more about European Union Energy Labels. There’s more Energy Saving tips available at recycle - www.reycle-more.co.uk and www.recycle.co.uk .