April Tip of the Month – The Laundry Room

Your washer and dryer account for approximately 13% of your utility bill.

Washers: 90% of the energy used during washing is for heating the water

  • Set your water heater temperature to 120 degrees
  • Use cold or warm water instead of hot for washing
  • Use cold water on all rinse cycles
  • Use high-efficiency detergents
  • Use the fastest spin cycle
  • Avoid the sanitary cycle

Dryers: Account for approximately 6% of residential electricity use

  • Clean the lint filter after every load
  • Regularly clean the dryer duct
  • Dry like items together
  • Use the “auto” not “timed” drying cycles
  • Select a model with a moisture sensor