Today’s ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers help save energy and money while reducing wear and tear on your clothes. ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers use about 25% less energy and 40% less water than non-certified washing machines. They automatically adjust wash cycles for load size, water temperature, and other factors.
If you have an old, inefficient clothes washer, you may be eligible for a rebate up to $400 from Mass Save if you replace your existing model with an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer. To find out if you’re eligible, call 1-866-527-7283 and schedule a Mass Save no-cost Home Energy Assessment prior to replacing your appliance, as your existing appliance will need to be verified for eligibility.
Save Money, Energy and Water with an ENERGY STAR Certified Clothes Washer
The average U.S. family washes about 300 loads of laundry each year according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which means there are a lot of opportunities for the savings to add up. New ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers use sophisticated wash systems to flip and spin clothes through a water stream rather than relying on the tub to fill up with water. This saves 10 gallons of water per load. They are also designed to extract more water during the spin cycle than standard clothes washers. This allows for shorter drying times, adding up to additional energy and time savings for every load of laundry.
Here are some additional tips you can use to maximize your savings when doing the laundry:
- Use warm or cold temperature settings instead of hot to save on energy cost.
- Wait until you have a full load to run the washing machine; doing more frequent, small loads uses more energy.
For More Information
For more information on ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers and to find a list of certified models, visit the ENERGY STAR website