Laundry

 

Using a clothesline once per week, instead of a clothes dryer could save you $79 per year*

Even the newest and most energy efficient clothes dryers and washing machines are large energy users.

Changing your habits and reducing usage can save you!

Reduce your clothes drying loads

  • Air-dry clothes where possible, or set your dryer to ‘warm’ rather than ‘hot’
  • If you have a lot of washing and have to use the clothes dryer, consecutive loads will allow the dryer to retain heat and save energy
  • Avoid putting dripping wet clothes or clothes that require different times to dry together
  • Remember to check energy rating labels when buying a new clothes dryer
  • Use the spin cycle on your washing machine and then air dry your clothes

Reduce your washing machine loads

  • Run your washing machines when full
  • Wash clothes in cold water. The higher the water temperature, the more energy you use
  • Use the shortest wash cycle and water level where possible
  • Use the spin cycle and then air dry your clothes
  • Consider using a front loader to save energy and water
  • Remember to check energy rating labels when buying a new washing machine

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