Panasonic has all the time aimed for the very best effectivity with its house home equipment, and the 8kg NA-168VG4 is not any exception. Actually, it is far more environment friendly than its A+++ score already suggests, proving to be extremely low-cost to run in all of our checks.
POWER AND WATER USAGE
Throughout all of our checks, the NA-168VG4 proved to be very constant in its utilization. Washing our 3kg check load utilizing the 30C Cotton cycle used simply 47L of water and required solely 0.47kW, leading to a cycle value of simply 20p. With the spin pace set to 1,600rpm, our garments retained 1.3kg of water. This is not dangerous, however we might count on maybe a few hundred grams of water much less.
Switching as much as the 40C cotton programme, resulted in related water consumption of 49L, and energy elevated by simply 0.07kW to 0.54kW, as a result of having to warmth the water to the next temperature. Water retention was barely higher, with our garments holding 1.2kg of water.
We had been notably impressed with the low 0.67kW of energy for the EasyCare wash. Sometimes, this sort of wash makes use of significantly extra energy, because the drum is began, stopped and rotated to cater for extra delicate clothes; a cotton wash typically spins the drum extra constantly, requiring much less energy. Panasonic defaults to an 800rpm spin pace (you may override this), which implies garments got here out with retaining 1.4kg of water.
This washer is A+++ rated, nevertheless it’s way more environment friendly than even this means
Panasonic additionally has a 15C wash, which is an environment friendly approach of cleansing garments which might be solely frivolously dirty. As you’d count on, this protects rather a lot, with our 3kg wash costing simply 16p. That is due to low water consumption of 40L and really low energy consumption of simply 0.31kW.
These figures are actually low-cost, however to learn how the machine performs over a 12 months we used the figures from the EU Power Label (see how we check washing machines for extra info). These confirmed us that this washer prices £43.45 for prime utilization, £32.59 for medium utilization and £21.72 for low utilization. These prices embody water, waste water and electrical energy primarily based on the UK common. Any approach you chop it, this washer is exceptionally environment friendly and wonderful worth.