- Washing a load of clothes uses about 30 gallons of water. Sort clothes and schedule laundry so you can wash only full loads. It takes almost as much electricity to run a small load as it does a full one.
- Wash clothes in cold water whenever possible. Not only does it save on water heating costs, it keeps your home cooler.
- Select the correct water level for each load. Don’t use too much detergent. Over suds make your washer work harder and may require a second wash to remove the excess soap. Avoid a second wash by using a presoak product on heavily soiled fabrics.
- Wash clothing using cold water cycles whenever possible.