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Energy Saving Tips - Laundry

  1. Wash clothes in cold water. Use hot water only for very dirty loads.
  2. Only do full laundry loads.
  3. If you must do smaller loads, adjust the water level in the washing machine to match the load size, especially when using hot water.
  4. Always use cold-water rinse.
  5. Use bath towels at least twice before washing them.
  6. Clean your dryer’s lint trap before each load.
  7. Make sure the outdoor dryer exhaust door closes when the dryer is off.
  8. Verify dryer vent hose is tightly connected to inside wall fitting.
  9. Check that the dryer vent hose is tightly connected to dryer.
  10. Make sure dryer vent hose is not kinked or clogged.
  11. Minimize clothes drying time; use moisture sensor on dryer if available.
  12. Dry consecutive loads to harvest heat remaining in dryer from last load.
  13. Consider using a “solar-powered” clothes dryer, an old fashioned clothes line.