The Motley Fool Discussion Boards
Personal Finances / Living Below Your Means
|Subject: How much does it cost to run a washing machine?||Date: 2/24/2013 2:10 PM|
|Author: lindytoes||Number: 871916 of 887590|
This may be old news on this board. I'm new here.
How much does it cost to run a washing machine?
Laundry is one of the easiest areas to reduce energy costs. Here's where the waste is:
--Top-loading washers. Top-loading washers use ridiculous amounts of water and energy. That's why other countries use front-loading washers instead, and I recommend them enthusiastically. I cover front-loaders in more detail below.
--Drying water-laden clothes. Most washing machines leave far too much water in the clothes, making the dryer run much longer. Front-loaders get more of the water out of your clothes. You can also use a Spin Dryer to extract water from your clothes before drying.
Heating the water is most of the energy use....
Laundry cost calculator on the page
|Copyright 1996-2015 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us|