How to green your laundry? It all starts with the washing machine

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Cutting down on household electricity bills starts with your appliances' capacities to consume electricity. In this case, washing machines by Beko have been certified by Meralco as energy-effcient. i

The Department of Energy (DOE) has reported that the household sector is the second major user of electricity. Laundry accounts 29 percent of other household electricity usage based on the latest available Household Energy Consumption Survey (HECS) by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

There’s always the hand-wash option. But given today’s busy lifestyle, the faster the better when it comes to washing clothes. Make your washing machine work efficiently—and environment-friendly—with simple habits like doing your laundry once a week; washing only with a full load of clothes; use cold water only, especially for washing machines with a warm water setting; opting for natural stain removers like lemon juice or baking soda instead of chemicals like chlorine bleach; and removing threads or lint that tend to build up in the dryer.

Greening up one’s laundry is also about getting an energy-efficient washing machine like Beko, which was recently tested byManila Electric Company (Meralco).

Dyeun Zapanta, Beko Philippines Sales and Marketing Head, shares, “Beko believes that we must take into account how much energy is consumed even on our laundry. As we envision a greener laundry routine, the company has been initiating outstanding contributions toward the protection of the environment through energy efficiency and innovating eco-friendly washing machines.”

In line with the brand’s Orange Tags campaign, Beko asked Meralco to test in three trials select washing machine models. Through the Orange Tag campaign, consumers are informed about the estimated energy consumption in kilowatt-hours (kWh) and estimated cost per hour of a household appliance. Beko’s tested washing machines ranged from front loaders, top loaders and dryers in different sizes and capacities.

Buy energy-efficient washing machines by checking its orange tags that indicate the estimated energy consumption in kilowatt-hours (kWh) and estimated cost per hour of a household appliance.

The restults of the tests showed that Beko washing machines are 100% energy efficient.

For instance, Meralco estimated that the average cost per wash of Beko’s three top-loads amounts to only Php1 per hour of washing cycle. For a 7-kg capacity washing machine, on the other hand, every wash amounts to only PhP0.96 per hour of washing with 0.09 energy consumption and 94 watts for power usage.

Meanwhile, for 9-kg capacity top load, Meralco calculated that the cost per wash cycle amounts to PhP1.14 for almost an hour of washing with 0.11 energy consumption and 97 watts. On the other hand, for 12kg top load, they assessed that the cost per wash amounts to PhP1.37 again for almost an hour with 0.13 energy consumption and 109 watts.

For a 7-kg and 9-kg capacity, the estimated cost per wash both cost Php9 per almost four hours of washing with 0.88 and 0.84 energy consumption, respectively. For its 10.5-kg front load, every wash costs Php15 for a full load, full cycle with duration of nearly four hours with 1.47 energy consumption and 380 watts for power usage.

And For Beko’s 7-kg dryer, the estimated cost per drying cycle amounts to six pesos per half an hour with 0.63 energy consumption and 1,217 watts.

Since 2015, Beko Philippines has doubled its distribution in the country. A recent press announcement, claims that Beko has tripled its sales “through its enhanced and domineering product line that continuously meets the need of the Filipino market.”

To know more about Beko and Beko Philippines, check the brand’s site on Facebook (@BekoPH) or visit www.beko.ph