Use the correct amount of detergent. Too many bubbles make your machine work harder and use more energy.
Up to ninety percent (90%) of the cost of washing clothes comes from heating the water, so use hot water only for very dirty clothes, and always use cold water in the rinse cycle.
Clothes Dryer Tips
A dirty lint screen can cause your dryer to use up to 30 percent more energy and it can be a fire hazard. Clean the lint screen after each load. Lowly lint has little use, and maybe you’ll find that missing sock!
Install a solar clothes dryer (a clothesline)! It will give your clothes a “fresh outdoor” smell.