Sunday, 1 May 2011

Cold Water Laundry - The new Black

Households do around 400 loads of laundry each year, that consumes about 13,500 gallons (51,103 Litres) of water.  So a simple change to your laundry habits could save you up to $100 per year.

Did you know that 90% of the energy used for washing clothes is from heating the water ? This means that 10% of your electricity used is electricity to run the motor.

Using warm water instead of hot water for a load of washing will save you about 250 pounds of carbon dioxide. If you use cold water you will save even more.

Modern day detergents clean as efficiently in cold water as in hot. So when doing the washing press the cold button on your washing machine and do your wallet and the environment a favor.

On top of this hot water does not clean clothes better, Hot water is also tougher on clothes, which will cause them to wear and therefore tear faster. Not only this but it effects the pigments in clothing causing them to fade colors quicker. So not only do you save on energy, but you save on having to buy new clothes!!