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  • Is the energy star rating the same as the appliance star?

  • Not for the majority of appliances 鈥?the minimum number of stars most appliances can have is one star. The only exception is single duct portable air-conditioners which can have a zero star rating. Is it the same as the energy star? Energy Star label is no longer in use in New Zealand, but you may see it on second-hand appliances.

  • What do the new energy rating labels mean for You?

  • With the updated scale, new icons and even category specific changes, the new labels will make choosing the right appliance with the best energy efficiency, and comparing appliances even easier for you. When are the energy ratings changing? The new energy rating labels came in to effect on the 1st of March 2021.

  • What is the difference between a-G and a+++ ratings?

  • You will find that many appliances now are meeting the requirements for the top ratings and because of that manufacturers are moving back to the A-G scale. But for now, the best models will receive an A+++ rating. Electrical energy we use is measured kilowatt hours (kWh). A kWh is 1,000 watts of energy being used in an hour.

  • What does the energy rating of your air conditioner mean?

  • If both the output and input are high, the rating will be neutral. And as you may have guessed, if the output is low but the input is high, the air conditioner in question will receive a poor energy rating. Why is this important to you? Well, if the device has a low energy rating, that means your energy bills will increase.

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