Introduction: How to Find Out Washing Machine Standby Power Consumption
If you want to save money and have at least one free energy costs bulb running all year long follow this steps
Everybody knows what a washing machine is and its been around for a while now, a friend in need that save you a lot of time and effort, but all this comes at a price.On top of the real acquisition price of the washing machine and its normal cycle power consumption, there is also a hidden power consumption that makes you lose money day by day, year after year.
I will present in the next steps how you can save some energy and in the end decrease your electric bill.
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Step 1: The Washing Machine Our Friend
A washing machine (laundry machine, clothes washer, or washer) is a device used to wash laundry. The term is mostly applied to machines that use water as opposed to dry cleaning (which uses alternative cleaning fluids, and is performed by specialist businesses) or ultrasonic cleaners. Laundry detergent is added to the wash water, and is sold in either powdered or liquid form.
The first English patent under the category of Washing machines was issued in 1791.
Step 2: The Vampire Load in Washing Machine
Standby power, also called vampire power, vampire draw, phantom load, ghost load or leaking electricity ("phantom load" and "leaking electricity" are defined technical terms with other meanings, adopted for this different purpose), refers to the way electric power is consumed by electronic and electrical appliances while they are switched off (but are designed to draw some power) or in a standby mode. This only occurs because some devices claimed to be "switched off" on the electronic interface, but are in a different state from switching off at the plug, or disconnecting from the power point, which can solve the problem of standby power completely. In fact, switching off at the power point is effective enough, there is no need to disconnect all devices from the power point.
Step 3: What Is the Washing Machine Standby Electricity Consumption
With the help of this device called watt meter, self-explanatory it measures how much watts an electrical device is consuming in a period of one hour.And its pretty accurate i have tested it with bulbs, tv, DVD, washing machine, universal motor, and many more household items and gadgets.
With it you can measure the actual power consumption and standby power consumption. If you want to see the video representation of washing machine standby electricity consumption.
Step 4: Electricity Saving Trick
If you will see the video i show there that the washing machine its drawing 1.6w of power in standby mode and that translate in running a LED bulb 5w for an entire year for 8 hours a night/day so its totally up to if you want to save money.
Simple advice if you are not using the device don't just turn it off UNPLUG IT for real it will save you money!
Step 5: Unplug the Washing Machine to Save Money
The first United States Patent titled "Clothes Washing" was granted to Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire in 1797
So be friendly say thanks washing machine you helped me and then BOOOM unplug it .
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