Running a washing machine or dryer contributes to a significant amount of energy consumption. However, you may be able to reduce your energy bill by completing your laundry at night before you go to bed.
Certain energy and gas tariffs operate on a peak and non-peak tariff whereby you can save a certain amount or percentage when using electric at certain times of the day (often between midnight and 8 am)
How To See If You're On A Time Of Use Energy Tariff
To find out if you have a time of us energy tariff you'll want to check your latest statement or speak to your supplier.
Here you'll be able to see the standard price per kW/h and the reduced price per kW/h when using electric during the non-peak hours.
You'll also be able to review the terms of service which should specify the times in which non-peak electric applies.
From there you'll be able to calculate how much you can save by doing your laundry at night – and by using other electrical devices too.
How To Apply For A Time Of Use Energy Tariff
If you're looking to move onto a time of use energy tariff then I suggest visiting an energy comparison website and looking for a tariff that specifies in on-peak and off-peak electricity pricing.
From here you'll be able to find the most affordable tariff based on your usage. While also finding a supplier that offers on-peak and off-peak supplier.
Other Great Ways To Save Money On Laundry
Washing machines use about 400-1,200 watts per 52 minutes or so, which is about the time of a typical washing cycle. If you do laundry often, the price for this amount of energy consumption can add up quickly.
Run Your Washing Machine In A Lower Temperature
First, you should wash your clothes with cold water to avoid the necessity of using your hot water heater. Hot water heaters use a lot of energy, so you should only use hot water when necessary, such as when cleaning clothes with grease stains.
However, there are ways in which you can save money on energy costs when washing your clothes. First, you should wash your clothes with cold water to avoid the necessity of using your hot water heater.
Hot water heaters use a lot of energy, so you should only use hot water when necessary, such as when cleaning clothes with grease stains. Second, always run the washing machine only on full loads. The more times you run your washing machine, the more electricity will be used.
Clean Your Filter
Be sure to always clean your filter. A clogged filter will limit the flow of air, as well as slow down the drying process.
This will require your clothes to be in the dryer for much longer, and use up more electricity than necessary.
Be Sure Your Washing Machine Is Full
Be sure to always run the washing machine only on full loads. The more times you run your washing machine, the more electricity will be used.