We couldn’t run our homes these days without white goods - particularly fridges, dishwashers and washing machines. But you may not know exactly how much these appliances cost to operate.
A 4 - 4.5 star front loader washing machine cleans your clothes, but it can also leave a financial strain on your electricity bill. Based on three warm wash loads per week, your washing machine can cost around $41 per year to use*.
Further, vented clothes dryers with a capacity between 5kg and 10kg run up to $256 per year, based on three loads per week.^ This shows how your daily costs can really start to add up.
With the right solar system, you may be able to reduce these costs by adjusting your routine, how and when you use your appliances.
Instead of washing in the evening, start washing during the day and let your solar system power the machine. The same applies to the dishwasher. Most families turn it on after dinner or before bed, but if you press ‘wash’ when the sun is shining and you’re about to head off to work, you reduce your reliance on the grid.