by admin On Feb 17 2017
Two of the biggest electricity-sucking devices in our homes are our washing machine and clothes dryer. If you’ve got a large family, it’s not uncommon for these convenient machines to be used every day—sometimes more than once. By using our washer and dryer in a smarter, more efficient way, we can often cut our electricity bills significantly.
There are two basic ways to reduce the amount of energy used for washing clothes: using less water and using cooler water. Unless you’re dealing with oily stains, the warm or cold water setting on your machine will generally do a good job of cleaning your clothes. Switching your temperature setting from hot to warm can cut a load’s energy use in half.
Here are some more energy-saving tips for Discount Power customers to do more laundry for less money, straight from the U.S. Department of Energy.:
If you plan to buy a new washer and dryer, look for machines with the Energy Star and EnergyGuide labels. Energy Star clothes washers clean clothes using 35 percent less water and 20 percent less electricity than standard washers. Energy Star clothes dryers use 20 percent less energy than conventional models, and dryers with a moisture sensor automatically shut off the machine when your clothes are dry, saving more electricity.
No matter what kind of washer and dryer you use, however, you can still save money on electricity by switching to Discount Power! We offer lower rates and greater service than our competitors, which is how we became one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States in 2016. Visit our promotions page now to see how much you could save by making the switch!