Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eco-tip of the day: laundry day

Are you washing your clothes before you pack them up to take home for the summer? Of course not, you're packing them for mom to do! Hey, give mom a break and do them yourself when you get home. Give the folks a break on their electric bill too by turning the dial on the washing machine to "cold." 90% of the energy used by washing machines goes into heating, and most loads don't need hot water anyway. The higher the water temperature, the higher the cost both to you and to the planet. I would go ahead and say that of course you should wait to do laundry until you can do a full load, but I have a feeling that's not a problem for most of us, haha...

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