Conserve water and energy with home laundry
Almost 90% of the energy used to do a load of laundry is for heating the water and about one fourth of a household’s total water use is for washing clothes.
- Wash in cold water: advancements made by appliance and detergent manufacturers have made cold water washing more effective. Plus it enhances clothing longevity and consumes less energy.
- Reconsider your laundry habits. Are things routinely washed after each wearing? Hang items to air after lightly wearing rather than tossing in the hamper.
Laundry is one area where each of us can do something to consume less energy and in Arizona particularly, to use less water.