The Sims 4: Power and Water Consumption Ratings Explained

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The Sims 4 Power and Water Consumption Ratings

Have you ever entered the build menu and noticed a power consumption rating on your appliances and electronics? You may have gone to get a new sink only to see a water rating and wonder what it means. Most importantly, should you choose a high or low rating number? These are all great questions, so I’m here to answer them. To learn more, continue reading to find a complete guide on power and water consumption ratings in The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle.

The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle – Power and Water Consumption Rating Guide

In The Sims 4, the higher an item’s power and water consumption rating is, the more energy efficient it is. Cheap appliances, plumbing, and electronics with low power ratings will use more energy, increasing your weekly bills. Expensive items, on the other hand, significantly reduce your energy usage and lower your bills.

In other words, use electronics and plumbing with high power and water consumption ratings whenever you can. They may be more expensive, but they’ll save you money in the long term. Just keep an eye on your lot taxes.

Related: How to Get and Spend Influence Points in The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle

If you have many items using power and water but are either living off-the-grid or want to save money, you can also place down dew collectors, wind turbines, and solar panels to help you generate energy. One of the best parts of doing this is that you can sell it and make some money on the side if you have an energy surplus. Their power and water production ratings in the build menu will show you which are the best to use!

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