Almost every Indian household uses a washing machine everyday to wash their laundry, but every wash can use a huge amount of water and energy. When you go to purchase a washer, you probably consider the price, its features, and its functions – is it a fully automatic washing machine? Can it be moved from one place to the other? What colour is it? However, have you ever checked the Energy Star label? Do you know if the washing machine is environmentally friendly and energy efficient?
Choosing the right washing machine is one of the easiest ways to cut down on both your monthly electricity bill and your water consumption. This article will provide some advice for you as you look for a washing machine that will save you money and also help save the environment at the same time – as well as providing energy-saving solutions for washing machine owners who want to save energy and money.
How to choose the best washing machine to save energy and water
When you go to choose a washing machine in India, here are few things that you should consider if you’re concerned about saving energy and water. First, washing machines with Energy Star labels can help you save both energy and water – they use about 20 percent less energy and 35 percent less water to wash your laundry than an alternative machine. Second, you should avoid choosing a machine that is too big in size.
You should determine the amount of laundry you wash daily and then choose an appropriately sized machine in order to limit water and energy consumption. The most commonly used size range is 5.5 kg or 6.5 kg – but if you have a large family or only do a big wash once or twice a week, you may need a bigger machine! Third, you should consider choosing a machine that will automatically sense the laundry load size. This auto-sensing feature will help you determine whether you’re using more water or energy. Brands like Samsung, Whirlpool, Godrej, and Videocon sell washers that help you conserve energy and water, with prices typically ranging from Rs. 40,000 to 60,000.
Common mistakes when using a washing machine
Our laundry habits also matter when we’re trying to save money and energy. Here are a few common mistakes that we make while washing our laundry, and easy solutions. Sometimes we wash some of our clothes with warm water in order to easily remove stains. Washing the clothes in warm water uses significantly more energy than using the cold wash. Opt for the cold wash and leave your stain problems to Surf excel Matic – we’ll take care of it.
It’s also important to remember to set the water level appropriately. Many people end up setting the water level to extra large no matter how big their load of laundry is. Check the laundry size and set the water levels accordingly – this will save water. Do you wash your bathing towels every day? Towels are made of thick materials and thus take a major part of your laundry and soak in a lot of water.
Consider washing them every two or three days to save a significant amount of water and energy. Saving electricity and water are major goals to achieve, but if you follow these instructions, you can also help to save your hard-earned money at the same time!
Do you have any other advice for saving money and energy when using your washing machine? Let us know in the comments below!