energy saving tips – clothes washer

This week we are going to look at five ways to reduce  energy costs.  Please pass these articles along to neighbours, friends and family.  Together we can save money and reduce greenhouse gasses.

-Murray

Clothes Washer
 

No Cost / Low Cost

  • Wash your clothes in cold or warm water. A whopping 85 to 90 per cent of energy used by washing machines is for heating the water. Hot water also shrinks and fades your clothes, wearing them out more quickly.
  • Run full loads whenever possible but don’t overload the machine.
  • Always use cold water for the RINSE cycle. Using warm or hot water for the RINSE cycle will not get your clothes any cleaner.

Save Even More

  • Invest a little more for an ENERGY STAR® qualified clothes washer. They use 35 to 50 per cent less water and 50 per cent less energy per load than the average clothes washer
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