4602.0.55.001 - Environmental Issues: Energy Use and Conservation, Mar 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/11/2008  First Issue
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Contents >> Household appliances >> REPLACING/BUYING APPLIANCES


Water efficiency rating, energy star rating and cost (price) were the three main factors considered by households across Australia when replacing or buying major white goods. Energy star rating ranked first when replacing a refrigerator (50%), separate freezer (46%) and clothes dryer (45%). Water efficiency rating ranked first when replacing/buying a washing machine (49%). However energy star rating was considered more important than water efficiency rating when replacing/buying a dishwasher (48%) (table 5.15). Cost was considered most important when replacing/buying a heater (40%).

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