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Efficiency tables for washer dryers

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oldwiringoldwiring Forumite
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Ours geng on the blink we are seeking a replacement. We are in our eighties, so light users. Our Daughter has  advised A rated machines  because  B w ill be more expensive to run. Hers is a family of three highly active males! 
Mid-point scores on an EPC  suggest  something rated B  will use 15%  more energy. 

I cannot find an official table of something similar to the EPC for such as  my needs.Are  they? If not, do my assumptions  seem reasonable?                             

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  • edited 11 July at 6:34PM
    Gerry1Gerry1 Forumite
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    edited 11 July at 6:34PM
    Might be worth bunging £1 at 'Which?' and seeing what they suggest.
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    coffeehoundcoffeehound Forumite
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    edited 11 July at 6:41PM
  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    The problem with washer dryers is that you can only dry half a full washload at a time, so they are never going to be very efficient compared to separate appliances.
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    edited 12 July at 8:27PM
    For washing machines and dishwashers most publications concentrate on the electrical consumption and list the kWh for a typical cycle. However for those on a water meter the cost of water usually exceeds that of electricity.
    Modern washing machines have very low electrical consumption - typically 0.4 to 0.6 kWh for many cycles; and rarely above 1kWh - say 6p to 15p.
    Average water and sewerage costs in UK(depending on company) are around £3 for a cubic meter(1,000 litres); and can cost a lot more in some areas e.g South West. It would appear that 50 litres a cycle is average consumption for modern washing machines. Thus the cost of water will be 15p a cycle @ £3m3.
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