Households and businesses to benefit from improved energy efficiency of appliances

New regulations will make it easier for people to choose an air conditioner that best suits their needs and help them reduce their energy bills.

Higher minimum energy performance standards will prevent the least efficient appliances from being supplied into Australia, saving electricity and cutting our greenhouse gas emissions.

New labels will display star ratings and annual energy consumption figures for 3 climate zones rather than just 1, so shoppers can select the product most suitable for where they live.

A household in western Sydney, for example, could save $200 a year using the new label to choose an air conditioner for a 2-bedroom apartment.

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