Four out of ten Dutch people use fuel-efficient washing machine is often inefficient
A part of the people who are in possession of an energy-efficient washing machine uses the device often not the most economical way. Four on the Dutch economical washing-machine-owners to use more power than is necessary.
According to research among more than a thousand fuel-efficient washing machine owners by research firm GfK on behalf of the Environment.
According to the organization for many owners, the eco-button is unknown. Less than half of the people used in a normal katoenwas the eco-button does not. Half of the users think that the use of the button is not economical, because the was the longer run. They are also of the opinion that it was less to clean using the eco button.
The energy label A++ or A+++ is based on the use of the eco-programs 40 and 60 degree. When these functions cannot be used to hear the washing machine actually the B-label.
Almost half of the owners bought the fuel-efficient washing machine because this is better for the environment. Also, the costs for more than half of the users is an important reason.
According to Milieu Centraal, these benefits, however, only be exploited with the use of the eco-programs.