Advertisement
Welcome To AllGreen.com
Home
Advertisement

Local News


   Meriden to Receive Electric Generating Plant
   House Recognizes Connecticut-Massachusetts Trail
   Winsted High School to Receive Solar Technology
   Focus the Nation Lectures are Spurring Environmental Action
   Septic System Overhaul Receives Financial Support
   Trail to be Constructed in Elmwood Area of West Hartford
   Seven Power Plants to be Built Throughout State
   Companies to Pay for Water Contamination
   New Campus to Incorporate Green Technology
   Alternative Energy Projects to Receive Funding
   Town’s Industrial Park Closer to Receiving Wind Power
   Active Oil Fined for Storing Contaminated Waste Oil
   Cornwall and Canaan to Receive Open Space
   Vernon School Oil Tanks Need Replacement
   Contract to Expire With Trash Plant
   Plainville to House New Biomass Power Plant
   Rates Cut by Connecticut Electric Supplier
   New Haven Supports Carbon Cap
   Wallingford to Invest in Energy Cooperative
   Protected Land to be Bought by State
   Land Needed for Wastewater Treatment
   Schools to Receive Energy- and Cost-Friendly Plants
   Norwich Looks to Clean Contaminated Plot
   Unwarranted Fines Levied Against Stamford
   Single-Stream Recycling Hits East Coast
   Hearing to be Held Regarding Wood-Burning Plant
   Board of Selectmen Approves Energy Conservation Committee
   Open Space Initiative to go to Referendum
   Fledgling Environmental Group Elects Officers
   EPA Recognizes Excellent Air Quality at Ridgefield Schools
   Clean River Project Receives Donations
   Redding Receives Community Development Award
   Green Room Project for i.Park
   Barrels Finally Removed From Contaminated Waterbury Site
   Building Standards Guide Energy Conservation Efforts
   New Legislation Sets Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap
   Reparations to be Paid for River Damage
   Coastal Trail to Receive State and Federal Funding
   Durham Residents Unfavorable to Proposed Grocery Store
   Glastonbury Bolsters its Eco-Friendly Dial-A-Ride Fleet
   Fairfield’s GE Energy sells $1 Billion in Wind Turbines
   United States Performs Poorly on Environmental Ranking
   Yale University Leader in Greenhouse Gas Reduction
   Green Cleaning Method to be Used in Milford Property
   New Eco Web site for Westport Residents
   Whole Foods to Discontinue Plastic Bags
   Bridgeport Power Plant Slated for Construction
   CECD to Conduct National Search for Brownfields Director
   What Was Won, What Was Lost
   State to Save Money and Increase Cleaner Greener Power
   Citizens Banks Announces Energy Efficiency Homeowner Loans
   National Law Firm Plans Eco-Friendly Office
   West Cornwell Store First in State to Retail Biodiesel
   One Fourth of U.S. Bird Species in Danger
   Direct Energy Launches Energy Contest
   Brothers Open Organic Restaurant
   Subway Takes Steps to Become More Eco-friendly
   Green Community Planned for Stamford
   Amenta/Emma Architects to Go Green
   Yale Opens Sustainable Café
   New Credentialing Organization Launched for Green Building Professionals
   How CT Legislators Vote on the Environment
Advertisement
Washing Machines: Front-Loaders are the Clear Winners

front loading washing machine

Washing Machines: Front-Loaders are the Clear Winners


Want to save $550? Buy an Energy Star rated front-loader washing machine. You won't save the money when you buy it. In fact, you'll probably pay more. But factor in reduced costs of energy and water, and the savings will add up.
How they Work

Front-loaders have done away with the agitator used in most top loading washers. Instead, they use a horizontal or tumble-axis basket to lift and drop clothing into a much smaller amount of water to create suds and shake dirt loose.

Save Energy and Water
Energy Star front-loaders use sophisticated, next generation technology to decrease energy and water consumption by over 40% compared to conventional washers. As a result, they cut utility bills by an average of $50 per year and save 7,000 gallons of water a year. Over the typical lifespan of a front-loader, that's enough money to buy a new clothes dryer or provide a lifetime of drinking water for six people.

Their new design and more efficient motors spin clothes two tothree times faster during the spin cycle, allowing them to extract more water from the laundry. So, the energy savings don't stop at the washer. You'll also save energy on your dryer because less moisture in the clothes means less time and energy in the dryer.

Save Time
Because front-loaders don't have bulky agitators to take up usable space in the tub for laundry, they have a larger capacity. Some agitator-free washers can wash over 20 pounds of laundry at once, compared to 10–15 pounds for a conventional top-loader.

That means you can wash larger loads, doing fewer loads each week. Also, you can wash big items like comforters at home rather than having to go to a laundromat or send those items out for dry cleaning.

Save Clothes
While conventional washers were a major improvement on older types of washers, they still subject your clothes to a lot of twisting and pulling around a turning agitator. That extra motion is hard on the clothes, and limits the type of items you can machine wash.

Front-loaders, on the other hand, use sophisticated wash systems to gently flip or spin clothes through a reduced stream of water. Less wear and tear on the clothes help lengthen the life of often-washed items and leads to less lint in the dryer. These machines also cut down on dry cleaning because they can safely wash silk, wool, and other delicate hand-washables. Less dry cleaning in turn saves money and the environment, since you're not using toxic chemicals on your clothes or bringing those chemicals into your house.

The Bottom Line
By using less energy, you're helping to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases burned in the production of energy. By using less water, you're decreasing the impact on water plants and helping protect the country's lakes, streams, and oceans. By doing less dry cleaning, you're decreasing toxic chemicals.

And you thought you were only getting clean clothes.

energy star logo
Resources:

"Clothes Washers: Residential Clothes Washers." Energy Star.
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=clotheswash.pr_clothes_washers
   

Users' Comments  
 

Average user rating

 

Display 5 of 35 comments

nice

By: lionking () on 24-11-2014 11:28

nice

By: lionking on 24-11-2014 11:28

I like your article. Love your it support

 

» Report this comment to administrator

» Reply to this comment...

air conditioner

By: lionking () on 30-07-2013 11:25

air conditioner

By: lionking on 30-07-2013 11:25

An appliance which shouldn't miss from your home is an air conditioner and if you don't afford a new one, go to air conditioner repair Denver and buy it second hand. You don't have to pay a lot of money on this device, when you have so many shops from where you can buy it almost for free. It's indeed a great bargain.

 

» Report this comment to administrator

» Reply to this comment...

i say

By: iuliancezar () on 22-07-2013 12:38

i say

By: iuliancezar on 22-07-2013 12:38

I agree with you. I think i read an article about futon Burlington VT and washing machines and i think that the old models were the best ones.

 

» Report this comment to administrator

» Reply to this comment...

new machines

By: lionking () on 19-06-2013 10:25

new machines

By: lionking on 19-06-2013 10:25

I saved a lot of money because I bought low price machines and all the time I searched for the best offers and discounts. What do you think about ammonia refrigeration machine. Is it something that worth to have it in your home?

 

» Report this comment to administrator

» Reply to this comment...

mildew

By: negruvoda () on 28-02-2013 11:44

mildew

By: negruvoda on 28-02-2013 11:44

The washing machines are often the cause of the mildew in your bathroom or kitchen. You know that it’s almost impossible to avoid mildew in your bathroom, with so much heat and moisture, the grout between your tiles and the sealant around your tub is the perfect breeding ground. So I know some good ways to stop mildew. Send me an e-mail if you are interested.

 

» Report this comment to administrator

» Reply to this comment...

Display 5 of 35 comments



Add your comment
Only registered users can comment an article. Please login or register.

More comments...



mXcomment 1.0.5 © 2007-2015 - visualclinic.fr
License Creative Commons - Some rights reserved
 
< Prev   Next >