Washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, ovens, refrigerators … Energy-intensive, electric household appliances account for 40 to 50% of the average household electricity consumption (excluding heating and electric hot water production). So how do you choose them?
Choosing more energy efficient appliances
The most energy-efficient appliances are those in the highest energy class, ie A +++ on most energy labels currently in use. They may be more expensive to buy but not always. In addition, their additional cost is in many cases, amortized by the savings they can achieve over the life of the product.
We pay twice for our appliances!
Appliances are active products. There are therefore two costs related to each device: the one at the time of purchase, and the one related to daily consumption, which appears on your electricity bill. The overall cost is the sum of these two costs . This is called the cost of the life cycle. At the time of purchase, check the energy consumption in kWh per year of appliances. It is not advisable to look at the bargain of the moment, but it should rather aim for the long term: what we pay now, with the purchase, versus what we will pay during all the time that we will keep the device.
At Enliven, we know how to help you with appliances that not only look great but also keep your bills low.