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Apr 1, 2021 | Energy Efficiency | 11 comments

Laundry Room Savings

5 ways to save

Laundry can be daunting, right? It seemingly never ends. Since the average household requires at least a few loads per week, it’s worth taking a closer look and finding ways you can save on your laundry-related electricity costs.

If you’re in the market for a new washer, there are efficient options available that will help you save over the lifetime of the unit. But if you prefer to hang on to your current machine, there are still plenty of ways to save energy and money:

Wash with cold water. Using warm water instead of hot can cut a load’s energy use in half, and using cold water saves even more. Cold water detergents are helpful to ensure items get clean. Be sure to use high-efficiency detergents when required by the manufacturer.

Wash full loads. You washer uses approximately the same amount of energy no matter the size of the load.

Dry right-sized loads for your machine. If your dryer is too full, it will take longer and use more energy for your clothes to dry. Loads that are too small also can take longer to dry, plus you spend more per item when running the dryer for only a few things.

Air dry when you can. Spring is here! And with sunshine and warmer weather you can hang laundry outside or use a drying rack to avoid powering up the dryer.

Clean the lint filter on your dryer. The dryer will run more efficiently and safely.

We hope these tips make your laundry routine more efficient and less of a chore!

11 Comments

  1. Miriam Vega

    Thank you!

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  2. Amber Sadowy

    Great tips that I’ve used since I was a little girl. Thank you very much for these wonderful and effective tips.

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    • Dionisio Rosado

      D.Rosado thank you

      Reply
  3. Robert Zaborowski

    Thank you ?

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  4. Beth Rogers

    unplug your washer and dryer when you are not using them.

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    • Jean Graham

      What does that do ate you saying even when you’re not using them they are using electricity ?

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    • Ken

      Why?

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  5. Jean Graham

    Thank you this was very helpful some of them I already was doing but I learned a new one in this article. And it’s always good to re-evaluate how you are doing ?

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  6. Bev H.

    Have used clotheslines all my life, all year around. Best, freshest way to dry laundry! And it’s good exercise, too!

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  7. smail

    when it’s the good time to wash or when is the electric rates are lower?

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    • Kathryn

      Good Morning, Anytime is a good time to use your washer. Rates are not lower at any time of the day unless you choose to join a time of use program. We offer a Time of Use program that provides savings when you make adjustments to your lifestyle throughout the day. You can read more about our program and decide if it works for you under https://www.pplelectric.com/site/Ways-to-Save/Rates-and-Shopping/Time-of-Use-Plan. The current program runs from June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2021. Please check back for new TOU program rates and hours on our website prior to June 1, 2021. Thanks for reaching out to us!

      Reply

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