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 money!

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

*Information and data sources for energy consumption and savings estimates available here.

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