Our customers are more concerned than ever about the rising costs of energy. They are asking about energy efficient appliances and machines that are also better for the environment. This blog is written to help you learn more about how appliances are being designed to be more energy efficient and better for the environment.
Three pillars of appliance sustainability
Most sustainable technologies can be grouped under one of three pillars:
- Energy efficiency
- Recyclable OR made from recycles materials
- Water saving
Just ask about efficient technologies
The innovations to help with efficiency and cost saving over the lifetime of appliance ownership are:
Washing machine auto-dosing
Your washing machine uses sensors to automatically add just the right amount of detergent, avoiding the risk of incorrect of incorrect dosing which avoids unnecessary waste and repeat rinsing. This saves on both your water and energy bills
These create a magnetic field between the induction element and the base of your cookware, heating the pan directly. This means that less energy is wasted heating the cooking surface. Plus, as induction hobs are quick to heat up and respond, cooking will be quicker and more efficient, saving time and money.
Vacuuming – Washable filter
Consider buying a vacuum cleaner with a washable filter. Rather than replacing a disposable filter each 6-12 months, a washable filter is cleaned, re-used saving money and reducing the impact on the environment.
Eco programmes (Dishwasher / washing machine)
These generally take longer than normal cycles but can save on energy. How? In a dishwasher, the water is slowly heated, reducing energy consumption.
Heat pump technology – Tumble dryers
Sone newer condenser dryers have a heat pump so in the drying phase warm air is re-circulated through a heat pump for re-use, making them really energy efficient. Models with this feature are more expensive to buy, but are cheaper to use over the lifetime of the machine despite having a longer run time.
Sensor drying technology – Tumble dryers
This technology detects the size and weight of the laundry load and the dryer is only on for as long as it needs to be. The good news is that this technology can be found in both in expensive and top-of-the-range tumble dryers.