How much energy and water does a washing machine use?
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
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
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.