Energy Tips for the Washer and Dryer
- Use cold water when washing clothes
The hot water cycle of most washing machines uses 90% more energy per load than the cold water cycle. Using the hot water cycle can also shorten the life of your clothes.
- Size does matter
Make sure you set the load size for your laundry to the correct setting and only wash full loads of clothes. Don't waste water and electricity on a half-empty washing machine.
- Clean you dryer's lint filter with every load of laundry
A clogged lint filter obstructs airflow and is a potential fire hazard. If you have to dry a load a second time, you use twice the energy and you double the cost.
- Check the exhaust
An obstructed exhaust vent can considerably lengthen drying times and cost you money.
- Hang them up!
Whenever possible, hang your clothes to dry. Why? The sun's energy is free.
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