Efficient Clothes Washing
Caption plum:A new machine means big savings
Every Phoenix household has an opportunity to cut down on water waste from clothes washing.
Stick to good habits
Knowing how to make your existing machine more efficient can reduce water waste:
- Get in the habit of running full loads of laundry - your machine works most efficiently at full capacity.
- Choose the shortest wash cycle (many washers specify cycle durations on the dial or beneath the lid).
- Pre-treat stains so that multiple washes are unnecessary.
- Limit detergent quantities to reduce rinsing requirements.
Commit to greater water savings
For substantial water and cost savings, replace your old machine with a high-efficiency clothes washer. High-efficiency washers are often frontloading using about half the water of less-efficient models. Look for ENERGY STAR-qualified machines (see Related Links) that can save up to 7,000 gallons of water per year.
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