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I'm considering replacing my old appliances (refrigerator, washer & dryer) with a more efficient model. Is there a website or simple method to look up their measured power usage ?

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The old appliances or the new? –  bib Aug 17 '12 at 13:29

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Make sure the appliance is Energy Star qualified. If it is, it should have a yellow Energy Guidance label that lists annual energy consumption.

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Never seen those labels before. Must be US specific only. Would be a good idea for EU to introduce something like that. –  ppumkin Aug 17 '12 at 14:34
    
@ppumkin You are correct, they are only in the US. Energy Star is a joint Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy program. –  Tester101 Aug 17 '12 at 14:42
    
We have a very similar label in Canada. In fact, I see some US ones in some stores, so my bet is that the standard is the same. –  Chris Cudmore Aug 17 '12 at 16:34
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Looks like European Union uses something called the EU Energy Label. –  dangowans Aug 20 '12 at 14:31
    
You certainly can tell it's a new label: "For details on how to calculate the index see annex VI of the Regulation (add link)" (New EU Energy Label :: Washing machines). Yes, the webpage actually says "add link". –  Jeremy W. Sherman Sep 18 '12 at 18:15

Yea - We got a fridge the other day and we had one of these suckers on it.

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This same label design is used to rate efficiently of your house insulation, water heating, , window insulation, etc...

I do not think there is an official database- but here is something; It is more up to the supplier to provide you with truthful information.

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