Archive for the ‘Environment, Energy & Water Saving’ Category

Consumers failing to make energy savings on appliances when they head off on holiday

May 25th, 2015 by

Households are overlooking simple energy saving solutions when they head off on holiday, according to an international power provider. Research conducted on the UK market by energy giant E.ON showed eight in ten Brits leave appliances on when they take a vacation. [caption id="attachment_32247" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at[/caption] The results suggest consumers are spending more than they need to on energy bills, and experts claim ... Read more

Buying Guide: is a Slimline dishwasher right for my home?

May 11th, 2015 by

Looking for an easier way to do the dishes, but don’t have much room to spare in your kitchen? Will adding a standard dishwasher to your new or renovated compact kitchen leave you drastically short of cupboard space? Slimline dishwashers have narrower designs than most standard dishwashers, making them a better choice for more modest kitchens. Your dishes will enjoy the same cleaning standards as using larger ... Read more

How to save water in the laundry – water-efficient washing machines and more

July 14th, 2014 by

To put a not-so-original spin on a popular TV show’s tagline – Summer Is Coming.  Here in Australia, that change in seasons can leave water in short supply, making it essential that every drop counts. According to the savewater!® Alliance, 15-20% of all water consumed in the home is used in the laundry. So if you'd like to keep your home's water usage under control this summer, for ... Read more

Winter survival guide: heating tips, running costs and more

April 30th, 2014 by

As a certain fictional character once said, Winter Is Coming. To help you prepare for when the mercury drops, here’s our guide to staying warm, safe and healthy this winter: Seal and insulate your home If you want warm air inside, you’ll need to keep the cold air outside.  Simple enough. Here's how: Insulation throughout your home’s walls and ceilings can help to maintain a stable indoor temperature throughout the winter.  ... Read more

World leaders step up to tackle climate change – how your appliances can help

June 11th, 2013 by

News recently broke that US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to do something about the greenhouse gas production of their respective countries.  Specifically, they’ll be winding back the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Image source: ABC “Waitaminute,” I hear you say, “why am I reading this on the Appliances Online blog?  How is international politics relevant here?  Where are the blogs about ... Read more

Beetle-mania: are insects the food of the future?

May 15th, 2013 by

The foodie world is abuzz with news the UN is telling us to eat insects for the sake of our health and the planet. The word is bugs are an environmentally-friendly food source with powerful nutritional benefits. They might end world hunger. And, uh, they also taste yummo. Eating insects isn't as weird as you think A new book on the subject has just been released by the UN’s ... Read more

World Water Day – do your bit with water efficient appliances!

March 19th, 2013 by

Friday 22nd March is World Water Day! Unlike World Nutella Day or National Bacon Week, World Water Day is totes legit – it was established by the United Nations, in fact. Everyone in the world deserves access to safe drinking water, and World Water Day provides an opportunity for us all to be thankful for what we've got. It's also as good a time as any to look ... Read more

It’s not a bargain if it’s expensive to run: save money with energy efficient appliances

December 27th, 2012 by

Great news! The Appliances Online 'Did Your Appliances Survive Christmas?' Sale is now on! We've got massive discounts across our entire range of fridges, washing machines, ovens, dishwashers, TVs, small appliances, air conditioners, vacuums, BBQs and more! So if your appliances didn't survive Christmas, now's the best possible time to upgrade! But wait! Before you bag yourself a bargain, remember to check the energy efficiency rating: Note: the more ... Read more

What the heck is Holiday Mode, and will you need it this year?

November 1st, 2012 by

In these last couple of months before Christmas, New Years and all that jazz, it’s high time for many of us to start sorting out our plans for the season. Will you be going away?  Visiting distant family?  Getting away from it all on a beach, up a mountain, or across the seas? In between planning the transport, the accommodation, and how much everything is going to cost, ... Read more

Save up to $200 on Dishwashers, Washers and Dryers at the Asko Sale!

October 17th, 2012 by

Hey appliances fans – so you’re trawling the interwebs for some good news: well here it is, at last! There’s a big, beautiful appliances SALE now on that promises to make things all hot and sudsy (for ideal washing conditions, of course). And it’s brought to you by the good folk at Asko. Asko are calling this little event the "Clean Up" Sale (geddit?) - and it’ll give ... Read more

Save money on your power bill – tips for efficiently running your fridge

October 3rd, 2012 by

Sometimes the real cost of a new kitchen appliance doesn’t become apparent until a few months after its purchase, when your next electricity bill arrives.  And with energy prices always changing, it's always worth finding ways to reduce the amount of power your appliances guzzle. Here are a few tips on how to keep an everyday fridge running efficiently and effectively: Keep it full Fridges operate by chilling the ... Read more

Landfill or recycling – What happens to your old appliances?

July 13th, 2012 by

So you’ve bought something new from Appliances Online.  Maybe you’ve replaced the oven that was on its last legs, or that old fridge with the noisy compressor. Our delivery drivers have brought your new appliance home in a shiny truck, plugged it in, and given you a once-over of how it all works.  They've cleaned up all of the packaging and mess, packed your old appliance up ... Read more

Use diamonds in the wash for a sparkling finish, seriously

July 4th, 2012 by

A team of UK scientists have discovered that diamonds are a washing machine's best friend. The researches found that tiny diamonds are super effective at loosening oil and dirt from surfaces in cold water washes. The discovery was made as part of a project called the 'Cold Water Cleaning Initiative'. It is funded by scientists looking at how carbon (a form of diamond) can be used as a household ... Read more

PRESS RELEASE: Joint Venture Takes Action to Encourage Greener Future

July 3rd, 2012 by

03 July: Appliances Online, Australia’s largest online retailer for whitegoods and appliances, and Electrolux have joined with the 1 Million Women charity to take action against climate change and encourage Australians to make practical changes to live more sustainably. Founded in 2009, 1 Million Women is a national movement of women and girls committed to addressing climate change. It aims to raise awareness for how Australian women ... Read more

Are you ready for the carbon tax?

June 26th, 2012 by

Recently we caught up with our CEO John Winning to find out how Australian families can reduce their electricity bills ahead of the new carbon tax. “The carbon tax kicks off in a couple of weeks and is reported to increase power bills by 10-20% across Australia, depending on where you live. Yet, with the right knowledge, households might be able to help reduce this impact by ... Read more