You’ve probably been doing your laundry for many years but have you been doing it right? Sure your clothes are coming out clean (most of the time!) but in terms of energy savings there are some steps you could be taking to lower the cost of your bills. That means extra cash in your pocket and who wouldn’t want that?
One of the major culprits for high-energy use is heating your water for a load of laundry. In fact, according to Energy Star, up to 90% of the energy utilized by your washing machine is directed towards heating the water. The solution? Use cold water. The facts are that cold water washing keeps your colors bright, cuts back on the wrinkles and doesn’t allow stains to set. Make the switch for a year and you could save enough money run your entire household for several weeks. Look for cold-water detergents to help in this cause.
In terms of energy use, your power meters don’t care if you’re running a full load or a small load. You’re going to be charged the same. That’s why you should always strive to run full loads of wash. The less amount of cycles the cheaper the washing bill. If you do have a smaller load then make sure to adjust the water levels. Another way to cut back on energy use is to opt for “high spin” cycles which will cut back on time in the dryer. You might also want to dial back your water heater from 140 to 120. You’ll barely notice the difference.
All of these tips will work a lot better in a new energy efficient model of washing machine. By now nearly every new machine available is Energy Star rated. This means it has been design with as many energy saving features as can fit into a single machine. Getting rid of that old machine doesn’t have to be a big chore especially when you hire Junk King Atlanta to do the job.
These are the Atlanta based professional junk haulers who make it their business to see that your home is free of clutter. That includes an old washer and dryer combination. Don’t push them out onto the back porch or out in the garage when you can have Junk King haul them away. The Junk King crew will do the hard work. They can also load up any other oversized item you want to finally get rid of. Everything will go in the back of the Junk King Atlanta truck with zero hassle. If you’re getting new machines delivered, Junk King will be happy to coordinate the pickup of the old ones. Give them a call today to find out how that can help you get rid of the junk.