Tips to Save Energy & Water
Tip #1 - Fill the machine
We have all been in the situation where we want to wear a particular shirt or pair of trousers that are dirty, so we put them in the washing machine and wash them on their own. The problem is that certain washing machines use the same amount of electricity and water no matter how much washing is in the machine.
So why not put several more articles of clothing in the machine and fill it completely? Washing more clothes at the same time will reduce your costs because you will clean more clothes without using more electricity and water. Plus, your clothes will still be as clean as you want them to be.
Tip #2 - Use the correct amount of washing liquid to suit the degree of dirtiness and water hardness
The amount of washing liquid you need depends on how hard the water is in your area and how dirty your washing is. By following the instructions on the package you can ensure you receive the best possible results, while helping the environment at the same time.
As manufacturers continuously try to improve their products, recommendations can change. Make a habit of checking them regularly, even if you always use the same washing liquid.
Tip #3 - Use the lowest recommended temperature
Many still believe that high temperatures are still needed to get washing clean. The fact is that most modern washing machines work just as well at low temperatures. Many times they don't even need the highest temperature, it is just a waste of electricity and water.
So why not make a habit of, depending upon what you wash, of choosing 40° or even lower temperatures? You can save +/- 50% energy, lower your electricity bills and still get your washing as clean as you want it to be!
Tip #4 - Recycle Packaging
Most of the products you buy you state what type of materials they are made of to assist recycling. We already use recycled paper or plastic where we can. Please recycle as much as you can.