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Front load washing machines use at least 40% less water and up to 65% less electricity compared to a top loader.

About 90 percent of the energy used for washing clothes comes from heating the water.

Did you know tips

Smart Tips

June 5, 2008

Loads of Love

Next time you wash and dry,
Make cold water your new ally.
Hot water cycles can say good-bye
Give "energy efficient" laundry a try.
 

Cold vs. Hot

  • The next time you throw a load in your washing machine, try switching all your loads to the cold water cycle. Hot water cycles generate five times more gas than cold cycles because of the energy produced to make it warm.
  • Not only will you save on your utility bills by switching to cold loads, but you’ll also notice that your clothes come out just as clean as they would have in a hot cycle. It’s a common myth that hot water gets clothes cleaner, but in fact the detergent and washing machine handle most of the dirty work.
  • Take it a step further and remember to always fill up full loads when you head to the laundry machine; it will save you time, energy and laundry detergent.
     

Check It Out

All Natural Laundry Care www.seventhgeneration.com/Natural-Laundry-Detergent

Green Works www.greenworkscleaners.com/

www.greenhome.com/products/housekeeping/laundry_room/

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