May 9th, 2023
If you are looking to save money on your utility bills, evaluating the practices in your laundry room is a great place to start. Here are some tips to help you cut back on water usage and reduce your monthly spend.
Use a High-Efficiency Washing Machine
Upgrading to a high-efficiency washing machine can help reduce water usage by up to 50%. These machines use less water and energy to wash your clothes, which can save you money in the long run.
Wash Full Loads Only
Only run your washing machine when you have a full load of laundry. Washing smaller loads wastes water and energy, which can add up on your bill.
Adjust Water Levels
Most washing machines have adjustable water levels, so make sure you’re using the appropriate level for the size of your load. Don’t use more water than necessary.
Use Cold Water
Using cold water for your laundry can save you money on your energy bill, as it doesn’t require heating. Plus, cold water is gentler on your clothes and can help them last longer.
Check for leaks in your washing machine, hoses, and faucets. Even a small leak can waste a lot of water over time and increase your bill.
Skip the Pre-Rinse
Most washing machines today are designed to handle dirty clothes without the need for a pre-rinse. Skipping this step will also save you time on your washing cycle.
Insulate Your Pipes
Insulating your water pipes can help prevent heat loss and reduce the amount of time it takes for hot water to reach your machine. This will save money on your energy bill and reduce water waste.
Wash Clothes Less Often
Consider washing some of your clothes less often. Many items, such as jeans and jackets, can be worn multiple times before needing to be washed.
By implementing these simple tips in the laundry room, you can reduce your water usage and save money on your monthly bill. Remember, every little bit helps, and small changes can make a big difference over time. Click here to check out more energy-saving tips from Dollar Energy Fund.
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