Energy Efficient Clothes Washer Buying Guide

The state of the earth’s environment and increasing costs have led many to look for devices and equipment that are more energy efficient. Energy efficient washing machines can save a lot of money in the long run and save valuable resources. The amount you can save on your energy bill can be surprising as your home switches to more energy efficient appliances and more.

When buying an energy-efficient washing machine, there are so many questions about features that can be confusing, and making a choice is often a lengthy process. So we are going to discuss some points, and this article can be your guide to buying a washing machine. One of the most important aspects to discuss is, of course, the energy efficiency and savings that a washing machine can deliver.

In the UK, energy efficient washing machines are easy to spot as each manufacturer is required to provide a mandatory energy label for their models. The label is based on a classification system, whereby the most energy-efficient machines achieve an A+ or better. The least efficient can be reduced to G. Now it is important that you do not make decisions based on energy labels alone. The energy label only indicates the energy-saving efficiency of the machine on a specific wash cycle, so it has nothing to do with the quality of the machine. It is important to be attracted to machines from well-known manufacturers and manufacturers with well-known brands in the market as you are more likely to have a machine that will last for years.

When you compare top loader and front loader rings, there is no doubt that front loaders offer better energy efficiency. Although top loaders are less expensive to buy, they cost more in the long run than front loaders. Front loading washing machines generally have a larger capacity than top loading washing machines. This means that you will use the machine less often, as more clothes can be washed at once. It also uses less water, meaning less electricity is used to heat the water. The drying cycle is also less taxed, dries more efficiently and consumes less electricity.

In addition to the figure on the energy label, you also pay attention to the figure next to the energy consumption kWh/cycle. When you use a 1000 watt appliance for one hour, the energy consumption is 1 kWh (1 kilowatt per hour). The energy label on the washing machine indicates consumption based on a cotton wash program at 60 degrees Celsius. So if it shows 1, the machine is using one kilowatt per hour on that particular cycle. So if that number is lower, it turns out to be much better because it consumes less power. If it reads 0.90, it means the machine is using 90% of the kWh.

Taking the extra time to follow these guidelines when researching your next device purchase can save you a lot of money.

 

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