One of my most dreaded chores is laundry. I don’t mind starting the load of clothes and then putting them in the dryer, what I do mind is the folding and the putting away of the washed clothes. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves. Another pet peeve of mine is the electric and water bill I used to get — especially if there was an extra load or two of laundry that week. Let’s talk about Energy Star appliances shall we?
I say used to because we recently switched to Energy Star Laundry appliances, and I was shocked when my water bill didn’t go up after washing four extra loads of clothes.
So how about saving the holidays with Energy Star laundry appliances? You’ll never know what can get dirty!
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
Why Energy Star Allows You to Save
Make laundry better with ENERGY STAR – better for your clothes, better for you and your family, better for the environment.
- Better for you – ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers and dryers save energy, which means that you will save on energy bills. Many are also equipped with advanced features that make cleaning and drying easier and more effective.
- Better for the environment – Saving energy means that ENERGY STAR certified washers and dryers help protect the climate, which means that your kids and the planet will benefit for years to come.
- Better for your clothes – ENERGY STAR clothes washers use a variety of sophisticated cleaning methods that are gentler on your clothes, while ENERGY STAR clothes dryers use less heat and sensor drying which reduces wear and tear on clothes from over-drying.
You still have to put the clothes away, but you’re saving and protecting your clothes and the environment! So be like me and be a Laundry Star! (Click that link for an awesome video!)
About Energy Star Washers
Energy Star washers are completely different than your old school
washboard washing machine.
If all clothes washers sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, we would save more than $4 billion each year and prevent more than 19 billion pounds of carbon pollution annually. This is equal to the emissions from 1.7 million vehicles.
ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers incorporate the following advanced features:
ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers are available in either front-load or redesigned top-load configurations which include technology innovations that help save energy and water.
Sophisticated wash systems
ENERGY STAR certified top-load machines clean your clothing just like standard models without wasting water to fill up the tub. Instead, these machines use sophisticated wash systems to cycle clothes through a mixture of water and detergent, allowing the clothes to be cleaned without using excess water or detergent.
No central agitator
Front-load machines tumble clothes through a small amount of water instead of rubbing clothes against an agitator, while advanced top-load machines lift and tumble clothes through a reduced stream of water. Both designs dramatically reduce the amount of hot water and energy used in the wash cycle.
High spin speeds
Efficient motors spin clothes two to three times faster to extract more water. Less moisture in the clothes means less time in the dryer and less energy spent drying clothes.
Long live your clothes
Front-load and advanced top-load clothes washers’ sophisticated wash systems use a variety of methods to lift and tumble your laundry, lengthening the life of often-washed items. Additionally, because they are so gentle, many models can safely clean silk, wool, and other hand-washables.
About Energy Star Dryers
Clothes dryers that have earned the ENERGY STAR use approximately 20% less energy than standard models.
If all clothes dryers sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to more than $1.5 billion each year and 22 billion pounds of annual carbon pollution would be prevented. This is equal to the emissions from 2 million vehicles.
ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryers incorporate the following advanced features:
Low Heat Setting
Longer drying cycles on a low heat setting use less energy. When you purchase an ENERGY STAR certified clothes dryer, look for the cycle that uses the least amount of energy, sometimes known as the “energy-saving” selection.
Many ENERGY STAR dryers also include convenient features, such as a steam cycle that can help save time on ironing clothes by preventing wrinkles.
So how about you save this holiday season by investing in an Energy Star laundry system? It was the best decision I made for my family, and I’m sure it will be yours too!