Identify Four Traps in “Energy-Saving”

Source:Wasion group Author:admin Date:2012/7/26 14:50:56

The “energy-saving” concept that became popular in recent years undoubtedly brings surprises to home appliances manufacturers eager to find a way out on the fierce competitive market. However, a few of them who have no advantages in technology, capital and product quality started “playing edge ball” and mislead consumers by means such as confusing the concept and mixing the false with the genuine. So experts in the industry remind that consumers should avoid four traps when buying energy-saving home appliances.

First Trap: Blurring the Concept

The daily energy consumption of refrigerators is related to not only its effective volume but also various factors such as its using environment, number of door opening and closing, quantity and categories of stored items. Any daily energy consumption putting aside these factors makes no sense.

Second Trap: Hyperbole

Some manufacturers advertise that their products boast multiple energy-saving technologies and reasons, trying to confuse consumers by exaggerating the number of energy-saving technologies. The Consumers’ Association says that consumers who do not understand professional technologies tend to think that the more energy-saving technologies, the better. Many manufacturers usually avoid the crucial point by focusing on advertising the many energy-saving technologies their products yet omitting the effects of energy-saving or certification by concerning authorities or their experiment data. Therefore, it is advised that when choosing energy-saving home appliances consumers should not consider the number of energy-saving technologies alone but also see if there is any experiment data with regard to the energy-saving effects.

Third Trap: Invalid Comparison

In promotions of air-conditioners, for example, we can see such data comparison everywhere: if you buy a 1.5P or 2P energy-saving air-conditioner of a certain brand and use it 6-8 hours a day on average, then it will save 1,600-2,000 Yuan power bills a year; in two years, it will save enough money for you to buy another energy-saving air-conditioner. Such a comparison seems to be a bit “persuasive”, but it is just wishful thinking—who uses an air-conditioner 6-8 hours every day?

Fourth Trap: Misleading Enticing Analog

Such misleading enticing analog aims at getting consumers interested in the misleading content in the first place and arousing their desire to buy. A plasma TV even claimed in advertisement that “it consumes less power than an ordinary desk lamp”, and the promoter’s “explanation” was even more unblushing,” we come to this conclusion based on the assumption that the plasma TV is used for an hour a day and the desk lamp for 8 hours.”

So, it is advised that consumers avoid taking the blurring energy-saving promotions into consideration and purchase energy-saving home appliances according to the information as shown by the energy efficiency label, which provides an impartial, fair and direct reference for the energy-saving level of products. If you want to buy energy-saving home appliances, please look at the energy efficiency label!