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Laundry Appliances: Wash & Learn
The Spin on Savings
Washers use a lot of electricity, much of which goes to heating water. Buying new, more efficient appliances will help reduce energy use, but you may discover that even just a few simple changes to the way your clean and dry your clothes can have a significant impact on energy savings.
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Ways to Save
Simple tips for your home
Running your dishwasher only when full and letting your dishes air-dry in the dishwasher is worth its wait in watts. Track your progress in My Account >
Think about what you want before opening the fridge to keep more cold air contained—then see how cool it is to stay under your Spending Goal >
Want to earn up to $100 a year in bill credits? All you have to do is power down your appliances when you sign up for Save Power Days > >
Efficient ENERGY STAR®-qualified appliances famously use up to 50% less energy—that’s good news for you budget. Set a spending goal in Budget Assistant Alerts > >
Setting and leaving your AC at a comfortable 78° could cut your energy costs by as much as 30%. Watch the bill drop in
Usage Reports >
Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and see up to 75% in corresponding cost savings. See the light when you sign up for My Account >