Monday, April 25, 2011

5 Money Saving Laundry Tips

  1. Dry laundry outside or on a drying rack.  According to DTE Energy it costs $189.28 a year to dry one load of laundry per day in a dryer.  In addition to saving energy money, clothes are put through less stress and smell good too.
  2. Wash in cold.  The US Department of Energy states that 90% of the energy used in a washing machine is to heat the water. 
  3. Clean dryer lint traps often.  This improves the air circulation and helps clothes get dryer faster.
  4. When purchasing a new washer or dryer choose with care.  Front loading washers use less energy and water.  Dryers that sense dryness will stop when clothes are dry. Appliances with a good Energy Star rating are more energy efficient.  
  5. Wash full loads, but don't over fill. 

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