Laundry Tips

Load up on these energy-efficient laundry tips.



  • 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 your water heater with an insulation blanket.
  • Set your water heater temperature at 120 degrees or less.
  • Fill your clothes dryer but don’t overload it.
  • Clean your clothes dryer filter after each use.
  • Try to load your clothes dryer with a mixture of both heavy and lightweight items.