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How much energy and water does a washing machine use?

You're looking for an energy-efficient washing machine. If you want to know how much a washing machine uses, look at the consumption on the energy label. This way, you know how much you pay on average per year. If you want the most efficient washing machine, choose a model with an energy label up to A+++-65%. You can read what the consumption of a washing machine is and how much you save with an energy-efficient washing machine.

Energy consumption washing machine

Energy label Annual energy consumption Annual energy costs Savings per year (compared to A+++) Savings throughout lifespan
A+++-65% 76 kwh € 17.48 € 27.60 € 358
A+++-50% 97 kWh € 22.31 € 22.77 € 275
A+++-40% 116 kWh € 26.68 € 18.40 € 220
A+++-30% 136 kWh € 31.28 € 13.80 € 165
A+++-20% 156 kWh € 35.88 € 9.20 € 110
A+++-10% 176 kWh € 40.48 € 4.60 € 55
A+++ 196kWh € 45.08 € 0 € 0

Energy consumption on energy label

Energy consumption washing machine

The average energy consumption of a washing machine is shown on the right of the energy label. You'll find how many kWh (kilowatt hours) the washing machine consumes per year. The EU bases this energy consumption on 220 cycles per year, using only the eco program. You pay about € 0.23 in energy costs per kWh. Do you want an economical washing machine? Choose a washing machine with the lowest possible consumption. For example, a washing machine with energy label A+++-65% is 65% more efficient than A+++.

Water consumption washing machine

Energy label Annual water use Water costs per year
A+++-65% 10,499 liters € 14.69
A+++-50% 11,166 liters € 15.63
A+++-40% 8,383 liters € 11.74
A+++-30% 10,148 liters € 14.21
A+++-20% 9,989 liters € 13.99
A+++-10% 10,071 liters € 14.10
A+++ 10,544 liters € 14.76

Water consumption on energy label

Water consumption energy label washing machine

Average water consumption is shown at the bottom left of the energy label. We calculate the average costs for water consumption per year based on a rate of € 0.0014 per liter. Keep in mind that this can vary considerably per energy label. Some washing machines have special techniques for saving water. That is why washing machines with the same energy label may have different water consumption.



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