[The energy rating logo is pictured between two different types of air conditioner. We see that the old style energy rating label is being covered up by the new style.]
VOICE-OVER: The energy rating label on air conditioners just got a whole lot cooler! Where you live changes the performance of your air conditioner, so what works well in a hot climate, may not work as well in the cold.
[A map of Australia shows the three different climate zones, and the camera zooms into the hot zone in the north. A house with a swimming pool appears with the sun beating down on it. The camera pans down to the cold climate zone in the south, and a snow covered house appears. Looking back at the map of Australia, alongside star rating labels for each of the three climates. The average climate zone is highlighted along with the average start rating label.]
VOICE-OVER: For three different climate zones there are different star ratings. Choose what’s best for where you live to keep your running costs down and make your space more comfortable.
[A split system air conditioner is seen next to a large dollar sign that begins to shrink.]
VOICE-OVER: Work out the correct sized unit for the space that needs heating or cooling, then use the capacity on the label to compare similar sized models. And remember, more stars is more energy efficient.
[A salesman talks to a couple in front of a model house. The roof lifts up to reveal different zones in the house. Two energy rating labels appear with different details and the capacity sections are highlighted for comparison. Then the average climate start rating sections are highlighted for comparison. Next all three climate zone star rating sections are highlighted for comparison, with text on screen: “More stars = more energy efficient”.]
VOICE-OVER: Use the energy consumption to calculate an annual running cost; lower energy consumption means lower running costs.
[In between an energy rating label and an energy bill, a calculator calculates the running cost per year from the consumption and energy tariff; the total is circled.]
VOICE-OVER: In cold climates use the two degree heating capacity for models that can cope better with frosty conditions.
[Two snow covered houses – one house with a working heating unit outside and a warm, happy person inside the window, and one house with a frozen over heating unit outside and a cold looking person inside the window. The heating capacity label is shown with the two degree celsius section circled.]
VOICE-OVER: The label also shows how loud the air conditioner is at full power; good to know if you want to limit noise for yourself, and your neighbours.
[An energy rating label with the noise section highlighted. A couple inside watching TV, turning up the volume as noise is emitted from the air conditioner. Outside are angry looking neighbours.]
VOICE-OVER: The new rating label will start appearing in stores from late 2019.
[Three different types of air conditioner units, each with an energy rating label on it, and with text on screen: “Coming soon!”.]
VOICE-OVER: For more information, go to energyrating.gov.au
[The energy rating logo with text on screen: “Find out more information at: energyrating.gov.au”.]