Additional Benefits of ENERGY STAR® Washers:
The average household does almost 400 loads of laundry each year, consuming about 13,500 gallons of water.About 90% of the energy used for washing clothes is for heating the water. There are two ways to reduce the amount of energy used for washing clothes—use less water and use cooler water.
Save Money, Time, Energy and Water — Choose ENERGY STAR® Qualified Clothes Washers By dramatically reducing energy and water consumption, ENERGY STAR® washers cut utility bills by an average of $50 per year and saves 7,000 gallons of water a year. Over the eleven-year life of the washer, that’s enough energy savings to purchase a new ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwasher AND enough water to provide a lifetime of drinking water for six people. ENERGY STAR® qualified clothes washers can also save you time and help your clothes last longer.
Save Time –Without a bulky agitator, ENERGY STAR® washers can handle larger loads, and larger items, like comforters. More capacity also means fewer loads of laundry each week.
Save Your Clothes — Instead of twisting and pulling clothes around a turning agitator, ENERGY STAR® washers use sophisticated wash systems to flip or spin clothes through a reduced stream of water, washing your clothes gently. This lengthens the life of often-washed items and deposits less lint in the dryer. Furthermore, because ENERGY STAR® washers are so gentle, many models can safely clean silk, wool and other hand-washables.
Save Water – On average, ENERGY STAR® washers save 7,000 gallons of water per year. Over the eleven-year life of the washer, that’s enough water to provide a lifetime of drinking water for six people/. ENERGY STAR® washers dramatically reduce the amount of hot water used in the wash cycle, and the energy used to heat it.
Help Protect the Environment — Because they use less energy, qualified clothes washers reduce the air pollution and greenhouse gases caused by burning fossil fuels. By reducing water consumption, they also help protect our lakes, streams, and oceans.
High Spin Speeds
Efficient motors spin clothes two-three times faster during the spin cycle to extract more water. Less moisture in the clothes means less time and energy in the dryer.
Source Material: US Dept. of Energy