Model-Specific Tested Appliances



 

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How did we compute for an Air Conditioner's consumption?

Cost per hour is the most suitable unit of measure as air conditioner users normally plan the number of hours they will use it during the course of the day

How did we test Air Conditioners?

Each unit was tested at night time use and thermostat setting 25°C.  Heat loads comparable to two (2) people at rest were placed the entire duration of the test.

Rate used is Meralco Average Rate of P9.83 per kWh (Average of 2014 to 2016 Rate for ALL Meralco Residential Customers)

Estimated Cost per Hour = Estimated Energy Consumption per Hour  kWh/hour) x Rate (PhP/kWh)

Important note:

Information presented is the estimated energy consumption and cost per hour as tested by Meralco Power Lab based on specific test conditions.  This may vary across different brands.  Energy consumption of air conditioners are dependent on factors such as thermostat setting, room size and  no. of people using, among others .



 

 

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How did we compute for a washing machine’s consumption?

Cost per Wash is a simple way to understand how much electricity a washing machine consumes when used. Cleaning clothes takes one cycle or wash, which is a complete process of washing, rinsing, spinning and drying.

How did we test Washing Machines?

Each unit was tested by placing 80% of the washing machine's weight capacity. Pure cotton material was used for the wash load while the washing machine set to "default/preset" setting for fully-automatic and "normal wash" for semi-automatic.

Rate used is Meralco Average Rate of P9.83 per kWh (Average of 2014 to 2016 Rate for ALL Meralco Residential Customers)

Estimated Cost per Wash = Estimated Energy Consumption per Wash (kWh/wash) x Rate (PhP/kWh)

One (1) Wash is:

For fully automatic: Wash → Rinse →Spin Dry à  Dry (*for front load washer-dryers)

For semi-automatic: Wash → Spin → Rinse → Spin

Important note:

Information presented is the estimated energy consumption and cost per wash as tested by Meralco Power Lab based on specific test conditions.  This may vary across different brands.  Energy consumption of washing machines are dependent on the wash and timer settings used.

 

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How did we compute for a refrigerator’s consumption?

Cost per day is a relevant unit of measure to understand its operating cost as refrigerators are designed for continuous daily operation.

How did we test refrigerators?

Each unit was tested at room temperature. Test loads in the form of water bags were placed inside the chiller and freezer compartments.  Throughout testing the “Mid / Default / Optimal” temperature setting was used and to simulate typical use, the refrigerators were regularly opened.

Rate used is Meralco Average Rate of P9.83 per kWh (Average of 2014 to 2016 Rate for ALL Meralco Residential Customers)

Estimated Cost per Day = Estimated Energy Consumption per Day (kWh/day) x Rate (PhP/kWh)

Important note:

Information presented is the estimated energy consumption and cost per day as tested by Meralco Power Lab based on specific test conditions.  This may vary across different brands.  Energy consumption of refrigerators are dependent on the thermostat setting used for chiller and freezer compartments (°C) and usage factor, among others. 



 

   

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How did we compute for this category’s consumption?

Cost per hour is an easy way to understand the operating costs of appliances and devices in this category.

How did we test the devices?

Each unit was tested in its normal operating use at default settings and mid volume levels (whenever applicable).  Three (3) trials were conducted for each test.

Rate used is Meralco Average Rate of P9.83 per kWh (Average of 2014 to 2016 Rate for ALL Meralco Residential Customers)

Estimated Cost per Hour = Estimated Energy Consumption per Hour (kWh/hr) x Rate (PhP/kWh)

Important note:

Information presented is the estimated energy consumption and cost per hour of AV/Computers/Gadgets as tested by Meralco Power Lab based on their normal operating use. This may vary across different brands.


 

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How did we compute for an electric fan’s consumption?

Cost per hour is a simple yet relevant unit of measure in order to understand the cost of using electric fans which are operated for certain periods at different times of the day.
How did we test Electric Fans?

Each unit was tested by setting the fan speed at “high”.  Three trials were conducted in this setting.

Rate used is Meralco Average Rate of P9.83 per kWh (Average of 2014 to 2016 Rate for ALL Meralco Residential Customers)

Estimated Cost per Hour = Estimated Energy Consumption per Hour (kWh/hr) x Rate (PhP/kWh)

Important note:

Information presented is the estimated energy consumption and cost per hour of electric fans as tested by Meralco Power Lab on its normal operating use.  This may vary across different brands.  Energy consumption of electric fans are dependent on the fan speed setting used (“high”, “mid”, “low”). As fan speed setting is increased, energy consumption increases.



 

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How did we compute for this category's consumption?

Cost per use is an easy way to understand the operating costs of appliances in this category as duration varies .

How did we test appliances in this category?

Each unit was tested in its normal operating use.  Three (3) trials were conducted for each test.

Rate used is Meralco Average Rate of P9.83 per kWh (Average of 2014 to 2016 Rate for ALL Meralco Residential Customers)

Estimated Cost per Use = Estimated Energy Consumption per Use (kWh/hr) x Rate (PhP/kWh)

Important note:

Information presented is the estimated energy consumption and cost per Use of Kitchen Appliances as tested by Meralco Power Lab based on their normal operating use.  This may vary across different brands. 

Energy Consumption is dependent on the settings used (whenever applicable).  Higher settings will result in higher energy consumption and vice versa.



 

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How did we compute this category’s consumption?

Cost per hour is an easy way to understand the operating costs of appliances and devices in this category.

How did we test appliances in this category?

Each unit was tested in its normal operating use.  Three (3) trials were conducted for each test.

Rate used is Meralco Average Rate of P9.83 per kWh (Average of 2014 to 2016 Rate for ALL Meralco Residential Customers)

Estimated Cost per Hour = Estimated Energy Consumption per Hour (kWh/hr) x Rate (PhP/kWh)

Important note:

Information presented is the estimated energy consumption and cost per hour of General Appliances as tested by Meralco Power Lab based on their normal operating use.  This may vary across different brands. 

Energy Consumption is dependent on the settings used (whenever applicable).  Higher settings will result in higher energy consumption and vice versa.



 

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How did we compute a lighting product’s consumption?

Cost per hour is a suitable unit of measure for lighting products as they are normally used for a certain number of hours each day.

How did we test lighting products?

Each lighting unit was tested in its normal operating use.  Three (3) trials were conducted for each test.

Rate used is Meralco Average Rate of P9.83 per kWh (Average of 2014 to 2016 Rate for ALL Meralco Residential Customers)

Estimated Cost per Hour = Estimated Energy Consumption per Hour (kWh/hr) x Rate (PhP/kWh)

Important note:

Information presented is the estimated energy consumption and cost per hour of Lighting Products as tested by Meralco Power Lab based on their normal operating use.  This may vary across different brands.