Energy Efficiency in Washing Machines

Are you thinking about the energy bills that you get every month? Well, you must check the energy efficiency level of the washing machine you have been using all this while which makes your head spin when you open the bill envelope. If the washing machine has the energy label on it then this label will give you the information about how much energy; (in kWh units) has been used by your appliance.

The use of hot water adds to over 90% consumption of energy and the top load machines and also front load washing machines are less expensive but use more energy as opposed to the front load machines which even though are a bit costlier but are energy efficient. The front load washing machines comes with large tub capacity and the spin cycle is faster in comparison to the top loader washing machines. If the spin capacity of a washing machine is fast then it will cut down the drying time also. It uses less amount of water and detergent. Also using cold water instead of hot water makes a big difference to the energy level consumed and lesser the amount of water is heated, the machine is low on energy consumption. Energy consumption is reduced to a great extent if full batches are washed on frequent basis. Type of detergent used also makes a difference to the energy consumed. Since the front loaders are energy and water efficient, they cause less wear and tear of your clothes. Another important thing to be taken

into consideration when buying a washing machine is its size. Washing Machines nowadays come in different sizes and you should go for the one which is best suited according to your requirement. Do not end up buying a smaller size which will not save on the energy bills as you will do frequent washing with small several batches in a day, therefore using more water and energy.

Nowadays, washing machines with better technology and advanced features are energy efficient and water efficient and will help the consumers cut down on their energy bills.

It is important that you get an energy efficient washing machine for your clothes but makes sure that you do not end up paying lot of money for it. You as an intelligent buyer should be able to judge a washing machine with good performance to a non performing, high on energy bills washing machine. So it will be only wise if you get complete information before you go out to buy the expensive appliance which should not outweigh the benefits of saved money on your bills.

Washing Machines come in different designs, features, size and colour and depending upon their capacity and feature that they have to offer, the prices vary. The front load washers are a bit on the expensive side but front loaders are energy efficient and water conserving models. Now the machines come with the energy ratings on them and will allow the buyers to check the ratings before they decide to buy a particular brand or a model. On a scale of A to G grades, you will find an A+ or A++ rated washing machine which is the most efficient and will definitely attract buyers. If the rating is G, it means that the appliance is least efficient and high on energy consumption. Not just this, also with the energy rating, manufacturers also give the ratings for wash efficiency and so you can check that too before you decide to get a washing machine. So keeping in mind the water-energy consumption, spin speed and the other useful information you will certainly get yourself an energy efficient washing machine.

An electronic machine which is designed to wash specially clothes, towels, sheets etc. and uses the water for cleaning the clothes is known as a washing machine. Washing machines are electronic machines, so they can’t work without electricity. They work through mechanical energy, thermal energy and chemical energy. Having a washing machine is a very common thing for the modern world. Generally, every household has a one.

But earlier it was not so, few years back, when washers and housewives used to wash clothes with their hands. A lot of physical energy and efficiency was needed to get rid of the dirt. Before the invention of washing machines, clothes were washed in streams and pounded on rocks. The first workable model was designed by James king who was an American. But in the recent decade, washing machines have reduced the physical energy involved in the process of rubbing and washing clothes. Now they have replaced the oldest way of washing clothes in laundries and homes. Basically, an a washing machine needs detergent powder and water to clean the clothes and it works on the basis of spinning system in which the machine has a drum to clean the clothes with detergent powder and water.

Nowadays, every third person uses semi auto washing machines. These machines were invented in between 1930s and 1940s. The process that is followed for washing clothes is quite a sophisticated one. These machines wash and rinse the clothes; however, the user of a semi automatic washing machine is required to manually transfer the clothes to another tub for drying. In these machines, there is an attached pipe with the water tap.

Most of the machines are designed while keeping in view the requirements of the common public and also the requirements of the launderettes. As functioning properly is much more important than style and design of the model that is why commercial auto washing machines are designed for the public launderettes.

Washing Machine Belt is defined as one used in the machine and this helps the spinning of the washing tub. The washing tub is connected with it and it induces the fast rotation of the wash tub swiftly.

The belt should remain tightened for the faster rotation of the tub and this helps in removing the dirt from the clothes. It plays an important role in washing the clothes and this helps in the tumbling action of the wash tub. Frequent usage of washing machine often results in wear and tear of the belt.

As a result, you may need to change it every year or so. There are some symptoms that signal to you that it is going haywire. For example, you start to realize that your washer is starting to rotate slowly – this could be the sign of a loosened belt. Another common symptom is a squealing noise, which is also a result of the tearing of the drive in the washing machine