Save energy and money while doing your laundry
Having a laundry unit at home could be the most beneficial way of getting your clothes washed. You are at home in your own comfortable environment. Thus, having a laundry unit at home may increase the consumption of electricity, let me help you save energy and money while doing your laundry.
Time makes a difference while saving energy and money while doing laundry
Start your laundry loads in by 9 PM.
Winter weather drives demand for electricity earlier in the mornings, let alone if you were to do laundry at night you limit your energy consumption to a minimum.
Wash full loads will save electricity
Washing machines use the same mechanical energy with big loads as they do with small loads, it’s better to gather all your darks in one load, light colors in another, and your whites in the last load. This limits the number of times you turn on the washing machine. Helping you save energy and money while doing your laundry.
No need for hot water, save energy using cold water only
Your washer machine uses about 90 per cent of its energy from just heating up water. By just using warm- cold water you are cutting the electricity consumption by half. Colored clothes do not need warm or hot water. Keep your electricity bill low using cold water.
Hang dry when you can, save electricity by not using the clothes dryer.
By hanging up your clothes saves you the energy that would be used in a dryer. Little by little, making this a habit will save you tons of energy, therefore, saving you money.
Keep the dryer lint filter clean, save energy with better airflow
The dryer machine works by releasing heat and air to successfully dry your laundry. However, as the dryer is used the filter gets clogged, regarding this, the energy consumption increases to successfully finish the drying process. Keeping your air filter clean helps the dryer work properly. Limit the energy consumed saves you money while doing laundry.
On the other hand, lint can catch fire.
Laundry room, even here you can save on your electric bill
When you have a laundry room in your home, while doing laundry, make sure you leave the door open. You may ask why; it sounds a bit silly. However, today we are living in cold times, Christmas is around the corner and we are turning on our heaters at home. By leaving the doors open to our laundry rooms we let that heat of the washer/dryer spread out through the whole house. Keeping your house nice and warm this holiday season.
I practice these skills at home. It has helped me to limit my energy use when it comes to doing my laundry, including saving money. That to me is Priceless.
How to know if we are really saving energy and money while doing your laundry
I just gave you a handful of tricks on how to save electricity and money, now, the main trick is to measure these efforts.
That is right, prepaid electricity is the only way to measure your energy-saving efforts on laundry days. Prepaid energy will send you a daily notification of your electricity usage, therefore you know if you are doing what is needed to cut that electricity bill in half.
888 509 7251
Follow our Power Blog for more ideas