Save the planet and your clothes!
Wash in cold water!
90% of the energy used to wash goes into heating the water.
Unless your dealing with oily stains, cold water will do a good job of cleaning your clothes and make them last longer! And don't we wowed by super suds as the cleaning goes on below the surface of the water.
...Simply change the dial to cold. It'll get them just as clean, and save lots of energy and carbon emissions.
Wash in cold = 1 ton of CO2 reduced/yr.
- Wash clothes in cold water using a cold-water detergent
- Wash full loads. If you are washing a small load, reduce the water level.
- Clean the lint filter in your dryer after every load to improve air circulation.
- Clean the dryer exhaust vent on the balcony every three months.
- Dry towels and heavier cottons in a separate load from lighter weight clothes.
- Use the moisture sensor on your dryer so that you do not over dry your clothes.
- Use the cool down cycle to allow your clothes to finish drying with the residual heat left in the dryer.
- Air dry clothes on a drying rack.