People often say ‘bigger is better’, not the case of energy bills. As energy prices climb ever higher it becomes more important that we save energy, and save money by using more energy efficient appliances in our properties.
Biggest tip is to think long term. The most energy-efficient appliances cost more initially, but as we keep major appliances for many years, the savings on energy soon add up and the most efficient appliance eventually pays for itself.
White goods now come with energy efficient ratings ranging for A to G and since 2012 all fridges and freezers have a minimum of A+ so how can you make the right choice? Here are a few quick tips to help you choose;
Washing Machines and Dryers
- Look out for eco program quick wash settings, washing more often on an eco-wash is more efficient than overloading on a full cycle.
- Fridge Freezers use 10 to 15% less energy than a separate fridge and a freezer.
- Think about how much space you need in a fridge. The larger the fridge the greater the energy use, but one large fridge uses less energy than two small ones which total the same capacity. So the number of tenants in a property should influence the choice between large and small.
- A new dishwasher is not only more efficient than older models, but it's also better at getting dishes clean.
- Look for a dishwasher with a "light wash" or "energy-saving" wash cycle. It uses less water and the shorter the cycle the less energy used, simple really.
If you would like any more advice in choosing the most cost effective appliances, don’t hesitate to call us on 0333 222 5959