6 Green Tips For Washing Clothes
Here are 6 environment-saving tips for cleaning your clothes that will also save some money
Green Tip #1. LOWER THE LEVEL – Your controls on your machine will often let you use lower water levels. In some newer machines, the ability to analyze the load automatically while using just enough water is a great money saving feature
Green Tip #2. DIAL TEMP TO COLD – By switching the washing machine temperature to cold-your clothes will get just as clean and you will save energy. 90 percent of the energy used washing clothes is for heating the water.
Green Tip #3. BUY A WATER-EFFICIENT MACHINE – The average washing machine may use more than 40 gallons (151L) a load. High-efficiency machines require 35 to 50 percent less water and use half the energy. So, on your next washing machine buy, be sure to choose an Energy Star-efficient model.
Green Tip #5. BE MINIMAL BUT BULKY – When you are out shopping for laundry items, choose those that have the least amount of packaging. Also, if you buy these items in bulk or even in their concentrated forms, it will also save on packaging.
Green Tip #6. TURN DOWN DRYING TIME – Having your dryer spin already dry clothes wastes resources and money. Making sure the dryers moisture sensor is on or at least choosing an effiecient setting can save both you and the environment, lots!
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