Timer for Laundry Washer/Dryer
Anyone know of a timer to put on laundry machines, so that it can only run on off-peak electricity periods?
Feb 13th, 2018 7:49 pm
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Feb 14th, 2018 8:03 am
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Feb 14th, 2018 10:12 am
Yup looking for one of these. What are they called or how do they look like? I guess home depot may have something like this?
Feb 14th, 2018 12:14 pm
Feb 14th, 2018 12:54 pm
Realizing, of course, that all the tenant has to do is hit the "MANU" button to override the existing programming to turn the device on...engineered wrote: ↑Feb 14th, 2018 12:14 pmWhich one?
For 120v washer and dryer you could use this outlet timer. What do you plan on using the timer for?
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.7-da ... 26881.html
Feb 14th, 2018 1:01 pm
Agreed. I'm sure it's illegal to restrict services like that. Even if it isn't, who would want to live in a place where you couldn't do laundry, or cook, or whatever on your own time?CNeufeld wrote: ↑Feb 14th, 2018 12:54 pmRealizing, of course, that all the tenant has to do is hit the "MANU" button to override the existing programming to turn the device on...
OP, you should first check (as someone mentioned) that you're not going to get into trouble restricting services that the tenant currently has access to.
Second, investigate any device you look at to see if it has a manual override, or any sort of protection for your settings. Even with the fancy washing machine, they're likely set up so the timer is a "feature" (meaning it will turn on at a particular time if you want it to), not as a security option.
Do you have access to see when your power is being used? Are you sure it's from the clothes washer/dryer? Do you have energy efficient appliances?