Magnetic Refrigerators
Magnetic Refrigerators
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and General Electric have teamed up to create a revolutionary new type of refrigerator that uses magnets to create cold, also known as the magnetocaloric effect (lowering or raising the temperature of the material by changing the magnetic field).
Ultra-Efficient Heat Pumps
Ultra-Efficient Heat Pumps
The Building Technologies Office is ushering in the next generation of heat pump systems, which warm and cool your home by moving heat from one space to another. A fuel-fired, multi-function residential heat pump that can reduce primary energy consumption by 30 percent.
Clothes Dryers
Clothes Dryers
The same concept behind heat pump technologies that keep your home comfortable can also be used for another important application: drying your clothes. Oak Ridge National Laboratory and General Electric are developing a new type of clothes dryer that uses a heat pump cycle to generate hot air needed for drying.
Smarter, More Connected Homes
Smarter, More Connected Homes
We live in an increasingly connected world -- the same is true for our homes. New electronic devices and appliances can now be linked to the Internet to provide real-time data that makes it easier to understand and lower energy use.
Next-Gen Insulation
Next-Gen Insulation
Insulation is one of the most important ways to reduce your home heating and cooling costs. The Industrial Science & Technology Network is developing new foam insulation made with environmentally friendly and advanced composite materials that ensure heat doesn’t escape from the attic, walls and other areas of the home during cold winter months.
Advanced Window Controls
Advanced Window Controls
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Pella Windows are working on new highly insulated windows that use sensors and microprocessors to automatically adjust shading based on the amount of available sunlight and the time of day to ensure proper lighting and comfort, saving consumers energy and money.
Reflective Roofing Materials
Reflective Roofing Materials
Cool roofs coated with materials containing specialized pigments reflect sunlight and absorb less heat than standard roofs. Expect these types of roof systems to get even “cooler” due to new fluorescent pigments developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and PPG Industries that can reflect nearly four times the amount of sunlight of standard pigments.

Energy-Saving Solutions

From heating and cooling to electronics and appliances, it takes a lot of energy to power our daily lives. Our homes use 37 percent more energy today than they did in 1980. But without energy efficiency -- through technology innovation and federal energy conservation standards -- this number would be a lot higher. In fact, even though our total energy use has grown, our energy use per household is down about 10 percent, despite that our homes are larger and contain more devices.

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10 August 2020

Vendor: Verbatim
Type: Appliances
Price: 69.95

Portable Power Bank With USB-C for Portable Electronics

Verbatim's 10,000 mAh PD+QC 3.0 18W Power Bank is capable of packing a serious punch for both storage and charging capabilities. Being able to store multiple charges with a whopping 10,000 mAh worth of storage this device is a clear standout in the crowd. Equipped with both quick charge and power delivery technology your mobile devices will be charged in no time. It has the following key features:

  • Quickly charge the latest smartphones multiple times.
  • Use USB-C output to fast charge phones, tablets, laptops & more up to 18 watts.
  • Large 10,000 mAh capacity stores 37 watt-hours of energy.
  • Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 (QC3) and USB Type-C PD (Power Delivery) vary the battery bank's output voltage from 5V, 9V or 12V DC to quickly charge a wide range of devices.
  • Here are a few things the Verbatim Power Bank can charge: all iPhones & Samsung Galaxy phones, iPad, Macbook, Nintendo Switch and many more.

Specifications - Verbatim 10000mAh Fast Charge Power Bank USB-C

Power Output (max)
18 Watts
Capacity
10,000 mAh
(at 3.7V DC, 37 watt-hours of...

Vendor: Dimplex
Type: Appliances
Price: 49.95

A Fitted Single Electric Blanket

Dimplex Dream Easy is a range of fully fitted electric blankets. This version is designed for a standard size single bed mattress, and has the following features:

  • Easy slide controller with three heat settings and LED indicator lights.
  • Guaranteed safe operation with overheat protection and 8-hour auto-off timer.
  • A fully fitted elastic skirt, detachable controller, and machine washable blanket.

Single Bed Electric Blanket Controller

This single bed electric blanket is a cost-effective and pleasant way to keep warm at night. It includes an easy to use controller with three heat settings and 8-hour auto-off function.

Single Electric Blanket - the Smartest Way to Keep Warm in Bed

Unlike other forms of bedroom heating, electric blankets provide direct radiant warmth to where it's actually needed. As a result, they provide plenty of useful heat for next to no power usage.

There are many ways you can use this electric blanket, but there are two methods which are the most popular. The first method involves leaving the electric blanket on high heat for a short period (say 30 minutes) to pre-heat the...

Vendor: Dimplex
Type: Appliances
Price: 79.95

A Fitted Queen Size Electric Blanket

Dimplex Dream Easy is a range of fully fitted electric blankets. This version is designed for a standard queen size bed mattress, and has the following features:

  • Two independent controllers for each side of a queen bed.
  • Three heat settings with LED indicator lights on the detachable controllers.
  • Overheat protection and 8-hour auto-off timer.
  • Machine washable blanket including the fitted elastic skirt.

Queen Size Electric Blanket with Dual Control

This queen size electric blanket includes two controllers for each side of the bed. We think they're the most effective way to stay warm on a cold night.

Queen Electric Blanket - the Best Way to Keep Warm in Bed

Unlike other forms of bedroom heating, electric blankets provide direct radiant warmth to where it's needed most. As a result, they provide plenty of useful heat for next to no power usage.

There are many ways you can use this electric blanket, but there are two methods which are the most popular. The first method involves leaving the electric blanket on high heat for a short period (say 30 minutes) to pre-heat the bed before you get in. The...

Vendor: Digitech
Type: Monitoring
Price: 49.95

NEW Model! Measures up to 500°C with a fast response time.

Measure Temperature Without Making Direct Contact

Take measurements with the push of a button using this temperature gun. The Protech non-contact thermometer has an infrared (IR) sensor with laser guidance to read surface temperatures quickly and easily.

Its non-contact operation is perfect for checking hard to reach areas, high temperatures, food, and more. It features:

  • Wide temperature range of -50°C to 500°C
  • Fast temperature measurement of 0.5 seconds
  • Laser pointer to take measurements of precise areas
  • LCD screen with backlight

You'll find many uses for this infrared thermometer once it's in your toolbox. Check for overheating electrical components, HVAC (Heating, Cooling & Ventilation) issues, refrigeration performance, or temperatures of automotive parts. We've even used them to take measurements of our energy-efficient cookers.

    Protech Infrared Temperature Gun - Tips & Tricks

    The Protech non-contact thermometer is simple to use. With these few tips, you can take measurements as accurately as possible.

    1) Check the spot...

    Vendor: EGLO
    Type: Appliances
    Price: 499.00 - 579.00 (2 variants)

    Best Ceiling Fan With Light

    The EGLO Noosa is the best ceiling fan for most applications. This model has an integrated light, wireless remote, quiet motor and efficient design. Plus it looks great! Key features include: 

    • Two versatile size options.
    • Suitable for use indoors or outdoors in covered areas.
    • Uses up to 70% less energy than standard ceiling fans.
    • Dimmable LED light with three colour choices.
    • Wireless remote to control all fan and light functions.

    Best Ceiling Fan with Light

    The EGLO Noosa ceiling fan offers high performance with a contemporary design. We think it's the best ceiling fan on the market.

    Choose the Right Size for Your Room

    This white ceiling fan with light and remote comes in two sizes:

    1. Regular 52 inch (132cm diameter) - for rooms or areas up to about 30m². It's ideal for most bedrooms, studies, and some lounge rooms.
    2. Large 60 inch (152cm diameter) - suits rooms or areas over 30m². It works well in open plan living rooms, rooms with high ceilings, and some business premises.

    Some further notes on choosing the size ceiling fan:

    • 30m² is a floor area with...

    Vendor: EGLO
    Type: Appliances
    Price: 449.00 - 529.00 (2 variants)

    Black DC Ceiling Fan With Remote

    The EGLO Noosa is a modern ceiling fan with remote control, and high-performance DC motor. It looks great and suits a wide range of applications. Key features include: 

    • Two versatile size options.
    • Suitable for use indoors or outdoors in covered areas.
    • Uses up to 70% less energy than standard ceiling fans.
    • Wireless remote to control all fan functions.

    Black DC ceiling fan with remote

    The EGLO Noosa Black DC ceiling fan.

    Choose the Right Size DC Ceiling Fan

    This black ceiling fan with remote comes in two sizes:

    1. Regular 52 inch (132cm diameter) - for rooms or areas up to about 30m². It's ideal for most bedrooms, offices, and some lounge rooms.
    2. Large 60 inch (152cm diameter) - suits rooms or areas over 30m². It works well in open plan living rooms, high ceilings, cafes and restaurants.

    Some further notes on choosing the size ceiling fan:

    • 30m² is a floor area with dimensions of 5m by 6m (or similar).
    • Size is a personal preference. If you prefer, you can still install the large fan in a small room (or vice-versa).
    • Large or irregular shaped rooms may benefit...

    Vendor: EGLO
    Type: Appliances
    Price: 499.00 - 579.00 (2 variants)

    Modern Ceiling Fan With Light

    The EGLO Noosa is a low profile, minimalist ceiling fan. It has an integrated LED light, remote control, and high-performance DC motor. This modern black ceiling fan looks great and suits many applications. Key features include: 

    • Two versatile size options.
    • Suitable for use indoors or outdoors in covered areas.
    • Uses up to 70% less energy than standard ceiling fans.
    • Dimmable LED light with three colour choices.
    • Wireless remote to control all fan and light functions.

    Modern Ceiling Fan

    Create a striking contrast in bright rooms, or blend in with dark or exposed timber ceilings.

    Choose the Right Size for Your Room

    This black ceiling fan with light and remote comes in two sizes:

    1. Regular 52 inch (132cm diameter) - for rooms or areas up to about 30m². It's ideal for most bedrooms, offices, and some lounge rooms.
    2. Large 60 inch (152cm diameter) - suits rooms or areas over 30m². It works well in open plan living rooms, high ceilings, cafes and restaurants.

    Some further notes on choosing the size ceiling fan:

    • 30m² is a floor area with dimensions of 5m...

    Vendor: EGLO
    Type: Appliances
    Price: 449.00 - 529.00 (2 variants)

    White DC Ceiling Fan With Remote

    The white EGLO Noosa is a ceiling fan with remote control, and high-performance DC motor. It looks great and suits a wide range of applications. Key features include: 

    • Two versatile size options.
    • Suitable for use indoors or outdoors in covered areas.
    • Uses up to 70% less energy than standard ceiling fans.
    • Wireless remote to control all fan functions.

    The EGLO Noosa white DC ceiling fan offers strong airflow, low noise, and looks great.

    Choose the Right Size Ceiling Fan

    This white ceiling fan with remote comes in two sizes:

    1. Regular 52 inch (132cm diameter) - for rooms or areas up to about 30m². It's ideal for most bedrooms, studies, and many lounge rooms.
    2. Large 60 inch (152cm diameter) - suits rooms or areas over 30m². It works well in open plan living rooms, rooms with high ceilings, and some business premises.

    Some further notes on choosing the size ceiling fan:

    • 30m² is a floor area with dimensions of 5m by 6m (or similar).
    • Size is a personal preference. If you prefer, you can still install the large fan in a small room...

    Vendor: Vornado
    Type: Appliances
    Price: 239.95

    Powerful, Quiet & Efficient

    The Vornado Energy Smart 633DC air circulator is a high-quality medium-sized floor fan. It's perfect for bedrooms, lounge rooms or at work.

    • Uses up to 80% less energy than regular AC fans.
    • Moves air up to 24 metres.
    • Variable speed dial for full control of airflow, noise, and power consumption.
    • Practically silent operation on lower speed settings.

    A Better Way to Keep Cool

    Floor fans are an ideal way to improve your comfort. When the weather is hot, a good floor fan can circulate air throughout the room and keep it moving. This creates a draft which cools occupants via the wind chill effect.

    Even paired with air conditioning, this floor fan will help you save energy. It allows you to increase the set-point, or switch the aircon off altogether.

    Unfortunately, most floor fans from Bunnings and other retailers are poorly made. For starters, they usually have cheap, noisy, and inefficient AC motors.

    Vornado Floor Fan - Now With DC Motor

    This Energy Smart DC floor fan provides an even smarter solution than the original Vornado design.

    • Efficient DC motor technology...