This may be old news on this board. I'm new here.http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/laundry.htmlHow much does it cost to run a washing machine?<snip>Laundry is one of the easiest areas to reduce energy costs. Here's where the waste is:--Water heating. --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.--Unnecessary drying. Heating the water is most of the energy use....Laundry cost calculator on the page
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