The Energy Conscious Laundry Room

Many people are looking for different ways to preserve energy consumption in their day-to-day lives. Reducing energy consumption on laundry day should be no different. There are many things you can do to cut down on the cost and energy consumption associated with laundering your clothes. Making adjustments to the amount of clothing you wash at one time, water temperature, and even using an energy efficient machine, can conserve energy and give your energy bill a much-needed makeover.

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Keep the Load Full

One of the easiest ways to cut down on consumption on laundry day is by making sure that you are running a full load of laundry each time you wash. This simply cuts down on the number of times the machine is being used, thus reducing energy consumption. This often means forgoing a wash if you don’t have a full load because it takes just as much energy to run a small load as it does to wash a full load of clothing.

Keep It Cold

Washing with hot water drives up cost and energy consumption. This is why opting to wash in cold water is a good idea. Clothes still get clean when washed in cold water. Think four cents as opposed to the sixty-eight cents per load that it costs to wash in hot water.

Update Your Machine

Believe it or not, machines with an energy star rating really do save you $$. The average machine uses about 23 gallons of water to wash a load, whereas an energy star machine can wash that same load using just 15 gallons. How’s that for cost savings? It doesn’t take enrolling in a course for arc flash training to recognize the savings a reduction in your electricity consumption can make.

Skip the Dryer

If you’re really in an energy saving mode and have the time, you can always skip the dryer altogether. Hang your clothes up and let them dry naturally. It may take a little more time, but your wallet will appreciate it.

Laundry day no longer has to be the drain on your wallet that its been in the past. Making a few simple changes and investing in energy efficient machines with an energy star rating can do wonders for a sky-rocketing energy bill. Using cold water and only washing when you have a full load are other strategies you can put to good use. Every little bit helps. Even laundry day can put precious dollars back into your pocket if you follow a few simple steps.

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