When you consider the energy and cost savings you could realize by taking these few simple steps, you could find way more than just a few coins in the bottom of your washer. Try these.
Cleaning lint from your dryer’s lint screen after each load helps improve your dryer’s efficiency. But don’t stop at the screen. The U.S. Department of Energy also suggests using a long vacuum attachment to clean out the lint that collects below the actual filter.
Use your dryer’s cool-down cycle when drying clothes. This energy-saving option uses the residual heat in the dryer to finish drying clothing.
Save energy on water heating while doing laundry by washing clothes in cold water. According to Energy Star, almost 90% of energy consumed when washing your clothes, happens by simply heating the water.