If you’re buying a new appliance
These days, machines are thankfully much more energy efficient than they used to be. If you’re buying a new one, it makes sense to get one that will help you save on your future electricity bills too, as appliances don’t come cheap!
The most energy efficient machines will carry a blue Energy Efficiency Recommended logo, but all machines are graded to help you choose. Since 2014, all new washing machines, tumble driers and combined washer driers are graded from A+++ to A, where A+++ is the most efficient, and plain old A is the least efficient.
The energy rating label shows you the number of kilowatt hours (kWh) that you could expect the machine to use over a year based on its performance on full and partial 60˚C cotton loads and a 40 ˚C partial cotton load. This doesn’t mean that this is the amount you will use, and you might be able to save on that amount by following some of our tips below.
So, let’s take a look at some energy saving ideas.