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Energy Efficiency.: Household and Personal Appliances

Year 8 Science

Australian Government

Household Appliances Appliances can account for around 30% of home energy use, so choosing the most energy-efficient appliance can bring big savings. The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program focuses on a range of products to increase their energy efficiency, save money on bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.



How can you make a meaningful impact to help the environment, today? Using less energy via energy efficiency technology is a simple way to help.

Energy Efficient Appliances

With energy costs on the rise, it pays to think ahead when choosing your home appliances. Investing in an energy efficient appliance may cost more upfront, but your reduced energy bills will save you much more in the long run.


Your house is full of appliances that all add up to your overall energy use. Did you know that larger home appliances account for around 31% of the average household’s energy use? Find out how to make a Smarter Choice when choosing appliances.

Groundwork's energy efficiency expert counts down the top five worst offenders for energy use in your home and provides tips to help you get them under control.

Your Home

Household appliances and equipment account for about 33% of energy consumption and about 45% of greenhouse gas emissions in the average household. Projected average home energy use in 2012 — actual energy use varies from state to state (particularly with climate) and from home to home depending on the appliances in the home and how they are used.

Energy Matters

Most of the energy we use in Australia comes from electricity, wood and natural gas. Electricity represents 50% of energy used in Australian households. This is  large component of the household budget, and for the sake of cost alone, people are focusing more on energy efficiency.


Renew inspires and engages with over a quarter of a million people each year in Australia and overseas, taking practical action on sustainable living.