A cleaner conscience

Simple chores like recycling and turning off lights when you’re not using them are just facts of your life now; you don’t even need to think about them.

If only saving the planet were that simple! Like it or not, there is always more that you can do to reduce your impact on the environment. This week - 25-31 October - is Energy Saving Week, which is the perfect time for you to evaluate your kitchen appliances and their efficiency ratings, as they might not be as green as you think.

In particular, your washing machine can make quite a dent in your efforts to lead a greener life, thanks to its significant water usage and energy consumption. But the A+++ rated Panasonic NA-168VX2 washing machine’s clever inverter technology means it uses up to 30 per cent less energy than an A rated model, while it also has a top water saving level, thanks to its tilted drum.

The programs are short to save time and energy, but the self-adjusting rotation speed means it won’t compromise on maximum washing performance. And it’s the first appliance on the market to feature a 15 degrees Centigrade washing program. No wonder it’s approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute and the Energy Saving Trust. Find out more at www.panasonic.co.uk

If you want to embrace intelligent living and greater energy efficiency, why not enter this competition to win a Panasonic NA-168VX2 washing machine? Simply answer the question below to be in with a chance of winning...

The closing date is midnight on Friday 29th October.

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