5 Tips To Save Energy, Money In The Laundry Room
But while socks may frequently go missing in the laundry room, that doesn’t mean your cash has to disappear in there as well. Check out a few of our energy- and cost-reducing laundry tips, below:
1. Use cold water in the washer: Washing clothes in cold water costs about 4 cents, a great deal less than the 68 cents it costs to use warm or hot water.
2. Run full loads of laundry: A full load of wash uses just as much electricity as a small load, so you get more bang for your buck by filling the machine.
3. Use a faster spin cycle: Using a faster spin—if you have the option to—will dry your clothes faster. Less time in the dryer means less electricity used.
4. Keep your dryer in a warm space: If you can avoid placing it in a cold basement, do so—the warmer air means your machine will use less energy trying to heat itself up.
5. Clean the lint filters: Removing lint after every load will mean your clothes will dry faster and will use less energy.