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This Energy Saving Week, the Citizens’ Advice Bureau are offering some great advice on how to switch and save on your utility bills, but did you know that old appliances can be one of the worst culprits of rising energy costs in your home?
Here in the UK, the average lifespan of a home appliance is 8-10 years – so we’d like to take a collective moment with you to think about what technology looked like 10 years ago.
Raise a smile? Us too.
In reality though, aging, hard-working appliances such as washing machines, fridges and hobs can use significantly more resources than their newer models – whether it’s because they use older, less efficient technology or maybe they’ve just been such long-serving members of the household, they’ve no longer got the smooth moves they once had.
Whatever the reason, we’ve put together some interesting facts on why it might be time to invite the new generation of tech into your home, how – since 2012 – there’s been big changes in the energy grading of appliances on offer.