Reducing your family's impact on the earth can be as easy as switching to more
efficient laundry appliances. With an ENERGY STAR® qualified washing machine
you can save over 7,000 gallons of water a year, cut energy consumption by over 40%
and save up to
$110 per year compared to non-qualified clothes washers*.
Over the 11-year life of the washer that's enough money to
Buy laundry detergent for four years
Buy a new clothes dryer
In addition to owning ENERGY STAR qualified appliances, here are some easy ways to help the planet one load of laundry at a time.
Washer Efficiency Tips
Wash full loads, but don't overload the machine. Washing full loads can save 3,400 gallons of water annually**.
Use cold water for rinsing. Warm and hot water require more energy for heating.
Set water heaters to 120°F to achieve the most energy efficient temperature. For eac°F reduction in water temperature, you can save between 3%-5% in energy costs±.
Dryer Efficiency Tips
Dry full loads, but don't overload the dryer. Air circulation is important to ensure proper drying.
Dry a few loads in succession to take advantage of leftover heat in the dryer.
Wash and dry similar fabric types together. This ensures even drying and reduces the amount of time needed in the dryer.
Use moisture-sensing settings to avoid over drying, which wastes energy and can cause clothing to shrink.
Clean the dryer lint filter after each load to maintain proper air circulation and heating.
Keep the dryer's outside exhaust clean. A clogged exhaust lengthens drying time and increases energy use.
Whirlpool's Commitment to Eco-Efficiency
Whirlpool brand strives to make sure that each year brings about new innovation in energy efficiency for the home. The Duet® HT washer is just one example of Whirlpool brand's commitment to the environment. This energy efficient washer:
Uses up to 70 percent less energy and 70 percent less water as compared to a conventional top-load washing machine manufactured before 2004.
Is 62 percent more efficient than federal standards require .
Has a capacity load exceeding 3 cubic feet and uses only 5,286 gallons of water per year.
Spins at 1,200 revolutions per minute, ringing out more water than conventional washing machines, reducing drying time and energy use. View Duet HT®System
Be sure to use high efficiency ("HE") detergents with high efficiency clothes washers. HE detergent produces fewer suds and helps keep your machine performing at its best.
A founding ENERGY STAR® Appliance Manufacturer partner since 1998, Whirlpool Corporation has demonstrated leadership in energy efficiency by consistently designing, manufacturing and marketing resource-efficient home appliances. And in 2007, the company is again being recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence.
*Compared to a model manufactured before 1994, an ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washer can save up to $110 per year on your utility bills.