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Monthly Energy Saving Tip: Laundry

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  • WASH LAUNDRY IN COLD WATER INSTEAD OF HOT. Hot water only needs to be used for very dirty loads.
  • WASH AND DRY ONLY FULL LOADS. The machine uses about the same amount of water whether you wash a full load or just one item.

  • CLEAN THE LINT FILTER AFTER EVERY LOAD. Clogged filters drive up drying costs.
  • CHECK YOUR OUTSIDE DRYER EXHAUST VENT. Make sure it opens and closes freely. If it doesn't close tightly, outside air is getting into your house through the dryer and you will need to replace the exhaust vent.

  • DRY CLOTHES OUTSIDE IN GOOD WEATHER. Sunlight is free.
  • USE THE MOISTURE SENSOR FEATURE ON YOUR DRYER (if there is one). This way, you won't over-dry your clothes.

  • BUY ENERGY STAR WASHERS. Qualified washers use about half the water and electricity of standard washers.

 

First Published by Lake Country Power