Washers & Dryers
- Almost 90 percent of your washing machine’s energy use comes from heating water. Washing your laundry in warm, or better still, cold water can save you over $1,000 over the lifetime of your machine without compromising the quality of your wash.
- If you’re looking to buy a washer, front-loading machines tend to use less water and reduce wear and tear on your clothing.
- Almost all dryers have similar energy costs, but you can still save by drying full loads (do not overfill, though), keeping your lint filter clean and separating your loads by thickness of material (i.e. don’t dry towels with bed sheets).