What consumes more power: a washing machine or dryer

According to Milieu Centraal, a washing machine consumes an average of 100 kWh of electricity per year, and a tumble dryer about 260 kWh. This makes the dryer one of the biggest energy guzzlers found in many households. Exactly how high the energy consumption is depends on the model and the energy label. With both washing machines and dryers, most of the energy is lost in heating; the washing machine heats water and the dryer heats air. As more and more households choose to wash at relatively low temperatures, this reduces energy costs. Dryers often require a higher temperature, and air is less able to retain heat than water. Therefore, a clothes dryer usually consumes more energy than a washing machine.

 

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An energy-saving washing machine has energy label A and uses less water and energy. When you invest in an energy-efficient washing machine, you almost always recoup this investment.
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A quiet washing machine makes little noise when spinning the wet laundry. Is your washing machine located near your bedroom or living room? Then consider a quiet washing machine.
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Of course, how much you want to pay for your washing machine is entirely up to the budget you have available. A more expensive washing machine will almost always have a longer lifespan than a cheaper one.
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A large family requires a larger washing machine, and also a higher fill weight. A smaller family will suffice with a washing machine with a smaller fill weight.
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How deep is a washing machine

How deep a washing machine is varies by model. First, there is a difference between front-loaders and top-loaders. With top loading washing machines, which have the opening to the drum at the top, the dimensions are not variable. Top loaders almost always have a depth of 60 cm. Front loading machines, which have the door at the front of the drum, have a depth of between 60 and 70 cm, including projections. Often the deeper the washing machine, the larger the drum. A deeper washing machine therefore has, in most cases, a larger fill weight; room for more laundry per wash.

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Why use a pull switch for a washing machine

A pull switch is a switch that you operate with a cord. By pulling the cord, you easily flip the switch. By means of a red ramp, you can see whether it is on or off. The purpose of a pull switch is to prevent the group to which your washing machine is connected from becoming overloaded. Pull switches are not mandatory, but are generally recommended when the group value of the washing machine is not on a 30 milliAmpere earth fault, or the connection of the washing machine is in the bathroom. In this case, a pull switch is extra safe because the electrical connection is waterproof, and thus protected from the moisture in your bathroom.

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How wide is a washing machine

The standard width of a washing machine is 60 cm, and the height is 85 cm. This generally applies to front loaders; washing machines that have your door on the front of the drum. Top-loading washing machines, which have the opening on the top of the drum, are generally a lot narrower and a little higher. Top loaders usually have a width of 40 cm and a height of 90 cm. Because of this, the drum of a top-loading washing machine is smaller, which means it can hold less laundry per wash.

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Until what time can you run a washing machine

There are no legal rules or guidelines about when you can turn on your washing machine. In fact, because electricity is often cheaper on weekends and nights, this is the time for many to do their laundry. However, in some cases, such as apartment complexes, using a washing machine can be a nuisance at night. During the spin cycle, a washing machine can produce quite a bit of noise. There are guidelines and rules about producing noise during the night, but very few washing machines – if they are positioned correctly and used properly – exceed this limit.

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How high is a washing machine

The standard height of a washing machine is 85 cm, the width is usually 60 cm. Here we are talking about a front-loading washing machine; a washing machine with the door at the front of the drum. Most washing machines are front loading models. For top loading washing machines, which have the door at the top, other standard dimensions apply. Top loaders are usually 90 cm high and 40 cm wide. This gives them a smaller fill weight, but they also take up a lot less space. The downside is that with a top loading washer, you can’t put the dryer on top of it – as you can with most front loaders.

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How heavy is a washing machine

Washing machines generally weigh between 60 and 85 pounds. Exactly how heavy a washing machine is depends, among other things, on its size, model and brand. The specifications of your washing machine will tell you exactly how heavy it is. Often washing machines with a smaller fill weight (6 kg or 7 kg) are a few kilos lighter than those with a larger fill weight (8 kg or more). The thing that makes a washing machine so heavy is the counterweight at the bottom of the washing machine. These are usually made of concrete blocks, and ensure that the washing machine stays in place during the spin cycle.

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