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|Subject: How much does it cost to run a washing machine?||Date: 2/24/2013 2:10 PM|
|Author: lindytoes||Number: 871916 of 897031|
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
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