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Washing clothes

Tumble driers guzzle electricity
Save energy in washing

Here's how to save

  • Full load
    Most machines will use the same energy whether you are washing a t-shirt or a week’s worth of clothes. So always run with a full load to save.
     
  • Low temperature
    Most of the energy of a wash goes into heating the water. Most detergents work well at 30’C these days, so why waste money washing at hotter temperatures? Turn down the dial and save every time!
     
  • Standby
    Just like other electronics, washing machines can be using “standby” electricity even when they are not working. Just switch off at the wall to make sure.
     

Make the most of your machine

The washing machine is a great invention. You can help it save your £s using the following tips.