Doing laundry can be a chore, but it needn’t cost a lot of money. All those school uniforms, work gear and piles of towels make your washing machine account for some 7% of the average household’s energy bills.
How to Save Money on Laundry
Here are some simple ways to save money and still be eco-friendly. Energy efficient machines are obviously the best single step you can take to cut down energy bills, but there are some other practical things you can do whichever washing machine you have:
Keep it short and sweet
A long cycle is not always needed. Choose the shortest possible programme for those lightly soiled items.
Go for a 30°C cycle
Washing at 30°C uses 40% less energy than washing at a higher temperature and it is the ideal temperature for lightly soiled loads. Only use higher temperatures for towels, bedding and underwear.
Wait for a full load
Running two half-loads will use more energy than one full load, so wait for a full load lest you'll waste water.
Pre-soak any really dirty clothing
Having to repeat the wash because all the stains didn't come out the first time is annoying and very expensive. That's why you should always pre-soak any really dirty clothing beforehand with a proprietary stain remover.
Choose an energy efficient washing machine
The washing machines at S&D Ireland all have their energy ratings clearly listed, so it's easier for you to make the best choice. The most efficient ones will have features like timer delays, variable temperature, water sensors and a half load or short programme.
S&D Ireland for a New Washing Machine
Choose S&D Ireland for your new washing machine and benefit from free local delivery, our expert installation service, disposal of your old appliance and unparalleled after sales care. Drop by our Ormskirk washing machine showroom or call us today on 01695 768738.
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