Have you sussed how to beat the ELECTRICITY PRICE HIKE? Thursday 7 August 2008 PDF Print As the increase in our energy bills looms closer, how could you cut your electricity bills by more than the price hikes? Simply by investing in the most energy efficient electrical goods you can find and replacing those old inefficient ones – such as washing machines, tumble dryers, fridges and freezers. Take your washing machine for example. If it’s over 5 years old it could be consuming over a third more power than the best energy efficient models available today, as the old C & D energy rated machines were phased out in 2003. So, if your current washing machine is D rated (1.34 kWh per cycle) you’re going to be quids in if you upgraded today, which could help offset the massive electricity price increases. So it makes sense to upgrade – but how do you spot the really efficient washing machines, when they are all listed as ‘A’ rated in the superstores? Sust-it’s energy saving website has made this easier by taking the manufacturers energy usage figures and dividing this by the drum capacity – thereby giving you the price of electricity used per kg of washing. This will help consumers make a more informed energy saving purchasing decision. Water consumption figures have also been taken into account when ranking the machines. It certainly makes spotting the real efficiency winners easier, when you want to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. For example, the Zanussi ZT1012 costs 3.629p per kg of washing, compared to the Servis M6854W at 2.265p per kg of washing – that’s over £22.44 a year less to run! By using sust-it’s energy consumption website that ranks electricals by their energy efficiency, you can spot those appliances that contribute to your inflated electricity bills and CO2 emissions. The sust-it site is constantly updated and contains a wide range of products from TVs to chest freezers. You can even switch between electricity tariffs so you can see what other energy providers have in-store and calculate your CO2 emissions at the same time. The sust-it website has been conceived and developed by turnround_new_media, after it’s proprietor Ross Lammas, became increasingly frustrated by the difficulty in finding the data on the energy consumption of electrical products, whilst he was building an environmentally sustainable office and home in Gloucestershire. Ross said: “There’s a staggering difference between the best performing electricals in the marketplace. For example tumble dryers – one of the most energy hungry appliances in your home – could be using 230% more electricity than the best available. Even your 32” flat-screen TV television could be using 150% more power than a different model. There are big savings to be made and they’re easy to spot on our website! I hope that the sust-it.net website helps us all to save energy and offers manufacturers and retailers a great opportunity to showcase their most energy efficient products” --NOTES FOR EDITORS--- The website can be accessed at: http://www.sust-it.net/ . Access to photographs, logos and other support information is available from our website. Please click below to download: http://www.sust-it.net/pressinfo/ Electricity Units The electricity unit rates used to calculate the costs per hour/cycle/year are based on the following: ecotricity - New Energy Tariff of 15.78 pence per unit for the first 728 units and 11.67 pence per unit thereafter. PLEASE NOTE: You can select different electricity tariffs on the sust-it site. Tariff figures taken from: https://www.ukpower.co.uk CO2 Calculations taken from National Energy Foundation http://www.nef.org.uk/energyadvice/co2calculator.htm The sust-it website has been conceived and developed by turnround new media an independent production company, after it’s proprietor Ross Lammas (45), became increasingly frustrated by the difficulty in finding the data on the energy consumption of products, whilst he was building an environmentally sustainable office and home in Gloucestershire. ---CONTACT--- Ross Lammas firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01242 808071 ---SENDER--- Ross Lammas, turnround new media This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Sust-it in the following categories: Home & Garden, Women's Interest & Beauty, Environment & Nature, Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.