For Your Shopping List
Keep in Mind: Energy Star clothes washers use less than 50% of the energy used by standard washers.
• Look for specific design features that help clothes washers cut water use, such as varying water level controls, "suds-saver" options, spin cycle adjustments (which extract more water from the clothes to minimize drying time), and the capacity to wash large loads.
You can find the most energy- and water-efficient clothes washers in this Consumer's Guide to Energy-Efficient Appliances by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
To Save More Energy and Water:
• Wash full loads to save water and energy on every load you wash.
• Use cold water for washing and rinsing to reduce your hot water heating needs