It’s no secret that the cost of living has increased an enormous amount in the past 12 months. Rising prices on food, fuel and energy have impacted households not only in the UK but worldwide.
We’re all looking at ways to save money, particularly on our energy bills, turning off lights and using our heating more sparingly. But do you know how much it actually costs to run each of your household appliances? At Appliance City, we have taken the guesswork out of the equation and introduced a handy new tool – Youreko!
What is Youreko?
Youreko are an independent company who provide energy insights using a tool on retailer websites. The Youreko tool breaks down energy efficiency into easy to understand, financial terms to help you make informed choices when buying new appliances. Using the Youreko tool on our site will show you the real financial benefit of opting for a more energy efficient appliance.
How do I use it?
The Youreko tool calculates the average lifetime running costs on dishwashers, laundry and refrigeration products. You can compare like for like products to see which will cost you more to run. Find out how much an appliance will cost you to run, by clicking on the Youreko button and customising your average usage and your current energy tariff.
What do the ratings mean?
There are five bands of energy saving.
Each product is given a rating based on their energy savings. If an 8kg washing machine is rated ‘Gold for energy savings’ this means that compared to all other 8kg washing machines in the market, this model is highly efficient. Take a look at each of the ratings below.
Best of the best
Most efficient product in the market with the lowest running costs
Dark green range
Light green range
Red/orange range but nothing cheaper to run at that price
How are the ratings calculated?
To calculate the energy savings, Youreko compare the lifetime energy costs of the least energy efficient model in the market and deduct the lifetime energy costs of the product you’re looking at.
For example, if you were looking at a 9kg tumble dryer, the least energy efficient model in the market currently has a lifetime energy cost of £4,580. If you deduct the lifetime running costs of another 9kg model which is £1,346, the lifetime energy saving would be £3,234.