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Household appliances

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ENERGY STAR logo The performances of ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances exceed the Government of Canada’s minimum energy standards by 10% to 50%, depending on the type of appliance.

Considering that household appliances have an average service life of 10 to 21 years (depending on the type of appliance), choosing ENERGY STAR can lead to significant savings.

˲ How to evaluate appliance energy costs

Advantages and features


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Clothes washers

ENERGY STAR® qualified clothes washers use at least 50% less energy and 35%–50% less water than Canada’s minimum energy performance standard.

You’ll find both front-loading and top-loading models that meet the ENERGY STAR standards. They have different tub capacities and are equipped with water temperature regulators and sensors that detect the load size.

In addition to using less detergent, front-loading models use about 40% less water and 50% less electricity than top-loading models.


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Dishwashers

ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwashers use at least 41% less energy than Canada’s minimum energy performance standard.

Many models are equipped with sensors that adjust the length of the wash cycle and set the water temperature with each load.


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Refrigerators

Full-size ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerators use at least 20% less energy than Canada’s minimum energy performance standard.

These models have better insulation, more energy-efficient compressors, improved heat transfer surfaces and more precise temperature and defrost controls.


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Freezers

Full-size ENERGY STAR® qualified freezer models use at least 10% less energy than Canada’s minimum energy performance standard.

Compact models use at least 20% less energy than Canada’s minimum energy performance standard.

These models have better insulation, more energy-efficient compressors, improved heat transfer surfaces and more precise temperature and defrost controls.

Chest freezers are generally more energy efficient than upright models since less cold air escapes when the lid is opened. When you open the door of an upright freezer, the cold air flows downward and out the door.


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Water dispensers

Cold water dispensers must have a standby energy consumption of no more than 0.16 kWh/day.

Hot water dispensers must have a standby energy consumption of no more than 1.20 kWh/day.

Standby energy consumption is the energy required to keep the water at the right temperature.

Note: Energy-efficient motors, compressors, pumps and valves, as well as improved seals and insulating materials, all play a role in reducing an appliance’s power consumption. Many models are equipped with electronic sensors to enhance their performance.