ENERGY STAR® certified appliances
The average American family washes about 300 loads of laundry a year. ENERGY STAR® certified washers can help you save energy and water on every load. They use about 25% less energy and 45% less water than a standard washer.
Beware of high-efficiency claims on products that are not ENERGY STAR certified. Some are simply advertising the washer’s compatibility with high-efficiency laundry detergent. Only ENERGY STAR models have been independently certified to save energy.
Your clothes dryer is one of the most energy-intensive appliances in your house. Switching to an ENERGY STAR certified model can help you use 20% less energy. Some energy-saving features to look for are:
- Sensor drying – advanced moisture sensors automatically stop the dryer when the clothes are dry
- Low-heat setting – allows the dryer to use a lower temperature and longer cycle to save energy while drying your clothes