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It’s important to consider efficiency in your home. Especially as natural resources continue to get used at an increased rate. This is easy to do with overall water and energy usage. But how are you supposed to increase efficiency when doing your laundry? There are a few simple things you can do. These will make your loads more efficient. This will help in the long run, for both the environment and your checkbook!

The easiest change you can make is using cold water. True, some more stubborn loads may demand a hot water cycle. Special detergents are formulated for cold water. They were specifically made to get out stains. It’s as if you had run the load with hot water! You’ll also reduce the risk of shrinking clothing. Colors will also not fade as quickly.

You can also make sure you are running a full load every time. Most washing machines use the same amount of energy no matter the size of the load. Waiting to run the washer until you have a full load of laundry will make usage more efficient. You can also consider investing in an energy-efficient model if you don’t have one already. If you do, the energy-saving settings aren’t just for show! Turn them on to help keep your laundry energy efficient.

Energy-saving measures aren’t just for the spin cycle. You can help save energy when it is time to dry as well! If you have an energy-efficient dryer model, take advantage of those settings. Make sure the lint trap is cleared before each cycle. This will help with air circulation. It will also reduce the number of times you open the dryer to damp clothing! You can also try throwing a tennis ball or dry towel in with the load. This helps with moisture absorption.

These few tips will help you save water and money on your energy bill. If you’re having issues with a washing machine backup, we’re here to help. Give Express Plumbing Heating & Air a call today!

Brad Jordan

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