South African Government’s new app will tell you how much power an appliance will use before you buy...

South African Government’s new app will tell you how much power an appliance will use before you buy it

The Department of Energy has launched a new mobile app that allows consumers to make in-store energy comparisons of different appliance models before buying them.

The Appliance Energy Calculator mobile app allows for consumers to enter the relevant information (easily sourced from the mandatory energy label on the appliance) into the app, which calculates the estimated running cost of the appliances of their choice, the department said in a statement on Friday (8 June).

It added that the app shows how much powers the appliance uses over a one and ten year period, and also estimates CO2 emissions of the appliance.

The launch of the app also accompanies a Standards and Labelling (S&L) programme, which aims to places energy labels on appliances that provide consumers with accurate and comparable information on their energy efficiency.

Appliances for which the display and use of the South African Energy Efficiency Label is compulsory include:
- Washer-Dryer Combinations
- Washing Machines
- Tumble Dryers
- Electric Ovens
- Fridge-Freezer Combinations
- Freezers
- Electric Water Heaters (geysers)
- Fridges
- Dishwashers and
- Air-Conditioners

The app is at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.energyefficiency.app but is unfotunately only in the South African app store so I can't install it myself.

See https://businesstech.co.za/news/energy/250469/governments-new-app-will-tell-you-how-much-power-an-appliance-will-use-before-you-buy-it/


Government’s new app will tell you how much power an appliance will use before you buy it
The Department of Energy has launched a new mobile app that allows consumers to make in-store energy comparisons of different appliance models before buying them.

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