Keeping your family and yourself clean takes a lot of water and electricity, and it’s not cheap. However, there are smart ways you can lower the amount of money and energy you spend on your household laundry.
- Use Cold Water
Between 70 and 90% of the energy used for doing a load of laundry comes from heating the water. But most liquid detergents are designed to work just as well in cold water, and clothes are less likely to shrink or fade in cooler wash temperatures. For information on Integrated Washing Machines, go to Wellington’s who supply a range of Integrated Washing Machines.
- Wash Full Loads
Fill your washer before starting it, and don’t run it until you have a full load of laundry to wash. Running your washer half-empty will use up a lot more energy than washing a full load.
- Consider a Clothes Line
Back in the day, everyone had a clothes line in their back garden. Hanging your laundry on a drying rack or outside can save you a ton of money on electricity and energy costs for drying. It’s not only cheaper, but it’s environmentally friendly too.
- Energy Efficient Appliances
Choosing an energy efficient washing machine and tumble dryer is another way to reduce your power and water usage. Ideally, you will want an appliance with an A rating for energy. This could save you as much as 25% on your energy bills. And if you have space for one, try raising your washer a few inches off the ground with a laundry pedestal.