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Energy Efficient Clothes Washers





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You can reduce your electric bill and help the environment by replacing your clothes washer with a more efficient one.

  • ENERGY STAR qualified washers use 35-67 percent less water and up to 70 percent less energy per load.

  • An ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washer can save up to $130 in annual utility costs.

  • Through superior design and system features, ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers clean clothes using 50% less energy than standard washers. The Modified Energy Factor (MEF) measures the energy used during the washing process, including machine energy, water heating energy, and dryer energy. The higher the MEF, the more efficient the clothes washer is.

  • Most full-sized ENERGY STAR qualified washers use 18-25 gallons of water per load, compared to the 40 gallons used by a standard machine.

  • By choosing ENERGY STAR, you are helping prevent global warming and promote cleaner air without sacrificing the product quality and performance you expect.

Look for the EPA's ENERGY STAR logo on machines.



















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