3 Tips for Finding Eco-Friendly Washers
Your washer is going to get an awful lot of use. That’s why it’s so important to find one that’s as “green” as possible!
Did you know that the average family does close to 400 loads of laundry every year?
If you don’t want to drown in a sea of high utility bills, you need to narrow down your choices to the most eco-friendly washers you can find.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Understand The Label
Just seeing an Energy Star label isn’t good enough, because some Energy Star washers are better than others. Instead, go beyond the rating and take a look at all of the different numbers and consumption levels. As long as you know what they all mean, you’ll be able to figure out which washer is perfect for you.
2. Don’t Just Look At Electricity
After all, washers use a whole lot more than just electricity to clean your clothes! In fact, 22% of your household water usage is going to come from your washing machine. That’s why you need to be on the lookout for a model that’s efficient when it comes to water, too.
Fisher & Paykel washing machines fit that bill. They actually have sensors inside that can adjust the water level depending on how many clothes you’ve loaded. That way, you’ll never use more water than you have to.
3. Look For A Larger Capacity
By getting a bigger washing machine, you can combine loads — and, as a result, cut down on the number of times that you have to power up your washer and dryer set.
Plus, the bigger machines will have higher spin cycles — which means they’ll pull out more water and reduce your drying time.
Front loading washers tend to have a larger capacity, but if you can find a bigger top loader, that will work, too. For example, one of the newer washing machines has a 1,000 RPM spin cycle. As a result the dryer that goes with it will only have to work for a fraction of the time!
After all, if you’re going to be stuck doing laundry, you certainly don’t want to use more energy than you have to… Talk about adding insult to injury!