Skip to content Skip to navigation menu
Energy Efficiency Ratings for Washer Dryers

Energy Efficiency Ratings for Washer Dryers

A washer dryer is a combination of a washing machine and a dryer and can be a great choice if you’re tight for space.

When it comes to measuring your washer-dryer’s energy efficiency, both components are tested. When testing the dryer, the wattage is multiplied by the hours used.

As well as opting for a washer-dryer that rates highly, here are a few other things you can do to increase its energy efficiency.

  • Try not to add wet clothes in the middle of a dry cycle
  • Utilise our washing machine’s spin feature to remove as much water as possible
  • Keep your lint and evaporator filters clean
  • Separate bundles of clothes before putting them in

Shop our most Energy Efficient products



Shop our most energy efficient Washer-Dryers, and you'll be on your way to saving money and being more energy conscious.

Shop now

Learn more about Energy Efficient products


Why has the energy label changed?

With 'A' being associated with a good rating by consumers, the addition of A+, A++ and A+++ ratings made the old system less transparent as products moved up the scale due to improvement in product efficiency. The revised A-G system has reset the scale, making it easier to understand, as well as incentivising manufacturers to product even more efficient products.

What has changed on the new label?

The scale is now between A-G, with no extensions to A+ classes anymore. The label will also feature the Union flag as opposed to the EU version post-Brexit. Some new icons have been added, and older ones adapted, to provide a more transparent insight into the products.

Which product categories are changing?

Lighting, Fridges/Freezers, Washing Machines, Washer-Dryers, Dishwashers and Wine Storage are now on the new rating system. Changes to further product categories will occur in 2026, this will include Tumble Dryers, Range Cookers and Hoods.

What do we mean by energy efficient?

If an appliance is deemed energy efficient, it operates effectively using less energy. An energy-efficient appliance saves you money and helps you live sustainably. The formula to calculate energy efficiency considers how much power an appliance uses and produces. This means we look for the product that uses the least energy to provide the right amount of power.

How do energy ratings affect your appliances?

As your appliances are fit for different purposes, their energy efficiency is assessed differently.