Laundry - Water Heater

  • Wash full loads, but don’t overload the washer
  • Use hot water only when necessary
  • Wash clothes in warm or cold water
  • Rinse clothes in cold water
  • Pre-soak when washing heavily soiled clothes rather than washing twice
  • Insulate water pipes
  • Repair leaky faucets
  • Insulate the water heater with an insulation blanket
  • Set the water heater temperature at 120 degrees, or less
  • Fill the clothes dryers, but don’t overload the dryer
  • Clean the clothes dryer filter after each use
  • Try to load the clothes dryer with a mixture of both heavy and lightweight items
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