The Consumer Council has developed some handy tools to help you see how much money your electrical appliances are costing you to run.  Use this tool when you’re purchasing a new appliance such as a fridge freezer or washing machine.  It’ll give you a rough guide to the running costs and let you make an informed choice when weighing up the pros & cons between more efficient (A+++ rated) or less efficient (G rated) model variations. You’ll need to enter your tariff rate and the appliance’s power rating.

To use the ‘Single Appliance Running Cost Checker’ tool, please click here.

Every one of us is an energy user and there are many things we can do to reduce how much energy we use. For useful energy efficiency tips and handy tools on how to save money, please visit The Consumer Council’s website at