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Washing and drying clothes is a energy and water intensive process. The average US family washes almost 300 loads of laundry annually, which accounts for about 40% of a home's water usage . A newer and more efficient washing machine with an ENERGY STAR label will use about 25 gallons of water, which is over a 40% savings in water usage, and about 25% less energy. Additionally, if your washing machine is more than 10 years old you could save over $180 a year on your utility bill.

Your clothes dryer also has a large impact on your utility bills, and it is the second most energy intensive appliance in your home right behind your refrigerator. Anything that is used to produce heat in your home is going to be an energy hog. The best thing you can do to reduce this energy use, and extend the life of your clothing, is to purchase a drying rack and let your clothes air dry. The heat and friction from drying clothes in an electric or gas dryer can cut their lifespan in half. Our dry environment makes this an easy energy saver. Not only will your clothes dry overnight, but you will save a lot of money both on energy costs and clothing costs.
leaf iconReduce Energy & Water Use from Your Washer
leaf iconReduce Energy from Drying Your Clothes
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leaf iconRecycle Your Old Washer or Dryer