EGEE 102
Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection

Clothes Washers & Environmental Protection

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Clothes Washers: Your “Power” in the Environmental Protection

  • Wash full loads—Clothes washers are most efficient when operated with full loads.
  • Wash clothes in cold water – It will conserve energy and is also recommended for colored and many delicate fabrics.

In addition:

  • Consider Front loaders – Since they use less water, they use less energy. The most efficient front loaders use less than half the amount of water used in the average top loaders.
  • Purchase washing machines with the Energy Star designation – They are 50 percent more energy efficient than the current minimal allowable standard.

Many new energy-efficient, water-conserving clothes washers have been introduced over the past few years. These resource-efficient washers are available in a variety of sizes and configurations offering consumers a wide range of front-loading and top-loading styles in many different price ranges.