With the rising cost of just about everything nowadays—from basic commodities to gas and other utilities—people are taking every possible step to limit their household expenses and keep within their monthly budget.
Meralco, the country’s largest electric distribution utility company, strives to help its customers become prudent with their household spending by coming up with the Orange Tag program which provides information on the power consumption of home appliances.
The Meralco Orange Tags are easy-to-understand labels that indicate estimated energy consumption in kilo-watt hours (kWh) and estimated cost per hour to inform consumers on how much electricity a household product consumes.
Meralco has started putting Orange Tags on different models of refrigerators, air-conditioning units and washing machines found in leading appliance stores in Metro Manila. The appliance units have undergone testing at the Meralco Power Lab to determine their electric consumption and equivalent power cost.
“With the Orange Tags, we want to help our customers make informed decisions when buying new appliances or help them become wise energy users by understanding how their appliance usage can impact on their household expenses,” said Al Panlilio, Meralco SVP and Head of Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications.
The Orange Tags also indicate the appliances’ brand, type, model, power rating, Meralco average rate used and testing date. Information found in the Meralco Orange Tags and other Power Lab test results can also be viewed at the Meralco Power Lab website at http://www.meralco.com.ph/powerlab.