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When you think about doing laundry, do you ever wonder just how much it’s costing you and the effect it could be having on the environment? It’s something I never thought about up until recently, a few years back we had a very old washer and dryer and noticed that our bill went down a little once we purchased a new set. ENERGY STAR® Certified Appliances are great for reducing your bill and they are also help reduce energy usage which in return is better for the environment.
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ENERGY STAR appliances are better for you, your family, your clothes and the environment, ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers and dryers save energy which means you’ll save on your monthly bill and most of the appliances have some very advanced features that will make cleaning and drying easier and more effective.
Help Protect The Climate
Since ENERGY STAR appliances are better for the climate, this means that our children and childrens children will benefit for years to come and so will the environment if we all switched to ENERGY STAR appliances. Your Clothes will also benefit as ENERGY STAR appliances use a much more sophisticated cleaning method that’s gentler on your clothes and the dryers use less heat which reduces wear and tear and probably helps with shrinking too.
ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers and dryers are 25% and 20% more efficient, respectively, than standard models and you can save over $490 over the lifetime of an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer and even more with an ENERGY STAR washer/dryer pair.
Benefits of using ENERGY STAR certified washers and Dryers
Multiple configurations– ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers are available in either front-load or redesigned top-load configurations which include technology innovations that help save energy and water.
Sophisticated wash systems– ENERGY STAR certified top-load machines clean your clothing just like standard models without wasting water to fill up the tub. Instead, these machines use sophisticated wash systems to cycle clothes through a mixture of water and detergent, allowing the clothes to be cleaned without using excess water or detergent.
No central agitator– Front-load machines tumble clothes through a small amount of water instead of rubbing clothes against an agitator, while advanced top-load machines lift and tumble clothes through a reduced stream of water. Both designs dramatically reduce the amount of hot water and energy used in the wash cycle.
High spin speeds– Efficient motors spin clothes two to three times faster to extract more water. Less moisture in the clothes means less time in the dryer and less energy spent drying clothes.
Clothes live longer – Front-load and advanced top-load clothes washers’ sophisticated wash systems use a variety of methods to lift and tumble your laundry, lengthening the life of often-washed items. Additionally, because they are so gentle, many models can safely clean silk, wool and other hand-washables.
A new ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer will save you about $45 a year on your utility bills compared to a standard model and over the lifetime of your washer it will save 33,000 gallons of water, $490 and 1,100 kWh and more than 2.5 million BTUs of natural gas, that’s a lot!
If all clothes washers sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, we would save more than $4 billion each year and prevent more than 19 billion pounds of carbon pollution annually. This is equal to the emissions from 1.7 million vehicles.
Clothes dryers that have earned the ENERGY STAR use approximately 20% less energy than standard models, Longer drying cycles on a low heat setting use less energy. When you purchase an ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryer, look for the cycle that uses the least amount of energy, sometimes known as the “energy-saving” selection.
Many ENERGY STAR dryers also include convenient features, such as a steam cycle that can help save time on ironing clothes by preventing wrinkles.
If all clothes dryers sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to more than $1.5 billion each year and 22 billion pounds of annual carbon pollution would be prevented. This is equal to the emissions from 2 million vehicles.