Not only is the laundry a high consumer of water, but also of energy and cleaning products. The below tips can help reduce the amount of water used while washing and drying clothes.
An estimated 15-35% of the average household’s water usage comes from the laundry. Nearly 85% of energy used for laundry comes from heating the water.
Top loader washing machines use approximately 170-265 litres of water while a front loader uses approximately 100 litres.
When buying a machine, check the Energy Rating Label. The Energy Rating Level is mandatory for a range of appliances including washing machines and clothes dryers. The label informs you of the product’s comparative energy efficiency and the estimated energy consumption. For more information visit http://www.energyrating.gov.au/