Tag Archives: Energy efficiency

Running Costs of the Top 4 Home Appliances

Running Costs of the Top 4 Home Appliances

I think we can all agree that home appliances make our lives simpler and save us a lot of time. But when it comes to the running cost of appliances, most people don’t have any clue of what the costs are. As the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, customers always ask me about the running costs of our home appliances in their buying process. I’m sure that you have the same question as well. Today, I will…

Dishwasher vs Hand Washing: How do they stack up?

Dishwasher vs Hand Washing: How do they stack up?

Everybody owns at least a few kitchen appliances. While most kitchen appliances are designed to save time, many appliances also offer cost savings and better energy efficiency. However, it can be difficult to estimate the energy cost and water usage of certain kitchen appliances such as dishwashers. The average lifespan of a dishwasher is estimated to be 10 years. For those of us who own a dishwasher because of time-saving benefits, it’s a long-term investment we’re happy to make. However,…

How to load a dishwasher for maximum efficiency

How to load a dishwasher for maximum efficiency

Dishwashers are one of the most used appliances of a home. However, most of us don’t give too much thought when loading a dishwasher. We throw in our dishes, add a dishwashing tablet and hit the start button without giving anything another thought. While it may seem like this approach is saving time, it is actually causing the dishwasher to run at lower efficiency, which can actually take up more of our time – and money. According to Canstar Blue,…

5 Things to consider when shopping for kitchen appliances in Perth

5 Things to consider when shopping for kitchen appliances in Perth

Whether you are fitting out a completely new kitchen, or simply wanting to replace a refrigerator, there is no doubt that shopping for kitchen appliances can be a very daunting task. According to IBISWorld, Household Appliance Wholesaling in Australia is a $9 billion industry, 37% of which is driven from the sales of white good. However, the industry suffered a 1.1% drop in annual growth in 2011-2016. Because of this, there is no better time than the present to start…