ENERGY STAR Clothes Washer (E)
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 90 percent of the energy used for washing clothes in a conventional top-load washer is for heating the water. If you are considering purchasing a new washing machine, look for the ENERGY STAR and EnergyGuide labels.
ENERGY STAR clothes washers clean clothes use 20 percent less energy and 35 percent less water per load compared to a new standard model. Buy a qualified ENERGY STAR clothes washer and get $50 off your purchase from your participating utility through a mail-in rebate.
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