Take it one step at a time and remember that little changes can add up to big savings.
- Wash clothes in cold water. Use hot water only for very dirty loads.
- Do only full laundry loads. If you must do smaller loads, adjust the water level in the washing machine to match the load size, especially when using hot water.
- Always us cold-water rinse.
- Use bath towels at least twice before washing them.
- Clean your dryer’s lint trap before each load.
- Make sure the outdoor dryer exhaust door closes when the dryer is off.
- Verify dryer vent hose is tightly connected to inside wall fitting and to the dryer. Make sure the hose is not kinked or clogged.
- Minimize clothes drying time; use moisture sensor on dryer if available.
- Dry consecutive loads to harvest heat remaining in dryer from last load.
- Consider using ‘solar-powered’ clothes dryer – an old-fashioned clothes line.
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