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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
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.