How to increase the energy efficiency of your white goods

I’m sure you own several white goods and home appliances. While you may be happy with the performance of your white goods, they are no doubt consuming a lot of energy. If your electricity bills are on the higher side, it’s probably because of the white goods that you own.

While the ABS reports that white good such as dishwashers, refrigerators and washings machines only accounted for 30% of total energy consumption of a dwelling, they also accounted for 53% of residential greenhouse gas emissions. This should be reason enough to start looking at ways to reduce the energy consumption of your white goods today.

Here at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we’re known as the “go-to” store for white goods in Perth. This is primarily because we offer quality at a reasonable price, but it also because we offer great customer service.

One thing customers often ask me, however, is “how can I increase the energy efficiency of my appliances?” While this can be done in several ways, I find the best way is to replace your outdated white goods with new ones. And before you assume that this is just a sales ploy to get you to go shopping for new white goods – it’s actually the truth.

Continue reading this article as I explain how you can increase the efficiency of your white goods.

1. Fridges

While fridges are one of the most bought white goods in Perth, they also consume more power than most other home appliances. This is because they need to run all the time.

If you have an older fridge, then chances are that it is consuming more power than some of the newer models. This presents the perfect chance to upgrade to a newer and more energy efficient appliance.

At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we stock some of the most energy efficient fridges in Perth.  If you’re looking to upgrade to a later model to increase the energy efficiency of your fridge, then I would recommend you consider our 420L refrigerator. It is energy efficient and have been popular with our customers.

420 Litre Refrigerator Steel Look Finish

420 Litre Refrigerator Steel Look Finish

We offer fridges of different capacities and in different types to suit your personal requirements. Whether you’re looking for a top freezer fridge, a side by side fridge, or even a French door fridge, you’ll find it all at our store.

2. Dishwashers

Dishwashers are another high selling white good in Perth, but they also consume high amounts of energy.

If you have an old dishwasher, then you should consider upgrading to a new model. Older dishwashers are slow and consume a lot more water and energy. By upgrading to a newer dishwasher, you will improve energy efficiency and also save on time and money.

Ross’s Discount Home Centre stock a large range of quality dishwashers that are energy efficient. Ranging from fully integrated dishwashers to freestanding dishwashers, you can find it all at our store.

Our 60cm freestanding dishwasher and our 60cm fully integrated dishwasher are two of our most energy efficient models that I would recommend if you’re looking to replace an older model.

60cm Freestanding Dishwasher

60cm Freestanding Dishwasher

60Cm Fully Integrated Dishwasher

60Cm Fully Integrated Dishwasher

Choose any of these and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their efficiency and effectiveness. When it comes to white goods in Perth, you certainly won’t find quality dishwashers at a better price than at our store.

3. Washing machines and dryers

Washing machines and dryers, especially dryers, are well known to use a lot of energy. This is why you need to take measures to reduce their power consumption any way you can.

Like fridges and dishwashers, the best way to achieve this is to ensure you’re not using an old washing machine or dryer. I find that many of our customers choose to upgrade their old washing machines and dryers to improve energy efficiency.

If you’re not pleased with the performance of your washing machine, it’s time to consider an upgrade. Thankfully it is pretty easy to gauge which washing machine is water efficient due to the WELS rating they hold. The higher the rating, the more water efficient they are.

We have a huge selection of washing machines and dryers here are Ross’s. We stock both front loaders and top loaders in different capacities for you to choose from. I recommend that you consider our 6kg front load washing machine or the 8Kg Front Load Washer. I have found it to be incredibly popular with customers because of a high WELS rating. This is one of the most energy efficient white good appliances in Perth.

6.0 kg Front load washing machine

6.0 kg Front load washing machine

8.5kg front load washer

8.5kg front load washer

For more tips on how to increase the energy efficiency of your white goods, check out Aurora Energy’s article on Whitegoods energy saving tips.


The best way to increase the energy efficiency of white goods is by upgrading to the latest models. Newer models of most white goods, including fridges, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers are more efficient than older models.

For the best white goods in Perth, visit Ross’s Discount Home Centre showroom in Guildford. We stock all types of white goods and you’re sure to find everything that you need under one roof. So, drop by our showroom or shop online today!