Washing machines, dishwashers and anything else that uses water is known as a wet appliance. These appliances take the top spot in terms of how much energy they use, accounting for 25% of an average household’s electrical use – and 15% of total energy bills costs. The power needed to heat the water that they use pushes up consumption, making them energy-hungry household appliances.
Actively choosing to wash clothes at a lower temperature can help reduce your energy consumption and try to avoid washing half loads to save water. The same advice goes for you dishwasher: use the Eco setting if it has one and try to wait until it’s full to set it off. We’ve got more tips in our blog on being energy efficient when using your washing machine.