1. Tumble Dryer
- The useful life of tumble dryer (yrs) 6
- The purchase price of average 8 kg tumble dryer (Bosch). R8400
- Hours used based on 2 washes per week (Hrs per week) 4
- The power rating of a dryer (kW) 2.8
Electricity tariff in Jhb inc service & network charges (R/Kwh) 2.117
Annual Running Costs
- Depreciation – Straight-line over 6 years R1400
- Power costs. R1233
- Total annual costs = R2633
2. 1.8m Poplar LaundrackTM complete with accessories
- Purchase price From R1380
- Delivery in Gauteng (R per box) R75
- Useful life – minimum 10 years 10
Total annual cost = R146
- Based on the above, the cost of the LaundrackTM will be paid off within a year and substantial savings in annual electricity costs will be achieved, even excluding inflation.
- Tumble drying is not suitable for all types of clothing, especially those made from natural fibers.
- Maintenance & repairs costs of a tumble drier over its useful life have been excluded.