Did you know that your home electronics and communication devices, such as TVs, speakers, computers, tablets and phones account for increasing amounts of electricity in Canadian households each year?
Electronic devices are a significant part of our lives, especially as Canadians are spending more time inside with working from home and online learning. In fact, between 1990 and 2017, energy use for plug in electronics and other small appliances increased by over 200%.
ENERGY STAR® certified electronics have special features to cut down on active and stand-by energy use. So as your electronics purchases increase, your home energy bill won’t! Make the switch to ENERGY STAR certified electronics to cut your electricity bill and reduce your carbon footprint.
When buying electronics, it’s important to remember the cost of energy to operate a product over its lifetime is just as important as its purchase price.
ENERGY STAR certified electronics
The following ENERGY STAR certified electronics are available in Canada.
Click on each product to learn more.
- Audio/video products
- Audio amplifiers
- AV receivers
- Blu-ray disc players
- DVD players
- Home-Theatre-in-a-Box Systems
- MP3 speaker docks
- Shelf systems
- Digital media players
- Set-top boxes
Electronics that are regulated
Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations establish minimum performance standards for energy efficiency and help eliminate the least efficient products from the Canadian marketplace.
The following ENERGY STAR certified electronics are subject to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations: ;Compact audio products, video products, and televisions.
External power supplies and battery chargers are regulated but are NOT eligible for ENERGY STAR certification.
See more information about The Regulations that help eliminate the least efficient products from the Canadian market.
- Choose ENERGY STAR certified products for streaming ; maximize energy savings with certified tablets, laptop computers, desktop computers, digital media players, modems, routers, set top boxes, or televisions.
- Learn how to stream videos smarter. See our infographic on streaming media.
- Cut back on “standby” power consumption by using “smart” power bars or unplugging infrequently-used items. Learn more about standby power.
- Give your energy bill a vacation! If you’re going on vacation, take a few minutes before you leave to unplug your electronics to prevent unnecessary power loss.
- Visit individual product pages for more helpful tips.
- See our list of participating ENERGY STAR manufacturers and retailers.
Tools to find energy-efficient electronics
- The easiest way to identify efficient office equipment is to look for the ENERGY STAR symbol. All ENERGY STAR certified products are tested to meet strict efficiency specifications and are certified by an independent third party. They perform the same as or better than standard products without compromising performance in any way.
- The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation is offered each year to products that are “the best of the best” – the top energy performers in their class. Learn more about ENERGY STAR Most Efficient.
- Find certified products using the ENERGY STAR Product Finder. (You will be redirected to the U.S. ENERGY STAR website. Click “Canada” as your market).
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