Everyone uses their dispenser differently, so we can’t give you a definitive, one-size-fits-all figure, but we carried out our own independent tests with the Water Regulation Advisory Service to compare the power usage of our dispenser to an ordinary domestic kettle.
In the test, we did the following:
- Filled 4 mugs per day with boiling water
- Allowed 8 hours per day for the Virgin Pure dispenser to be in energy saving mode (typically when you are sleeping)
- Included all power used by the Virgin Pure dispenser whilst on standby
The Virgin Pure dispenser returned an average energy usage of 0.025kWh per use or 128.448kWh per year.In comparison boiling a kettle returned energy usage of 0.11kMh per usage or 169.433 kWh per year.So the kettle used 32% more energy in a year than the Virgin Pure dispenser. It’s also important to consider that, according to the Energy Savings Trust, 75% of people admit to using too much water every time they boil a kettle and 40% of households in the UK actually boil the kettle more than 5 times per day.*
In comparison, your Virgin Pure dispenser provides just the right amount of piping hot water needed, at the push of a button, so you can enjoy great hot drinks and help save the planet at the same time.
*Source: At home with water report, published by the Energy Savings Trust in July 2013.