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2012

Making Your Home Green

Tips on Being Green with Your
Washing Machine

Making Your Home GreenTips on Being Green with Your Washing
Machine
* BONUS : Tips on How-To Make Your Home More
Energy Efficient.

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TIP#1: How To Be Green With Your Washing Machine by Derek Both

The Vatican controversially said that the washing machine, launched in 1953, did more for the emancipation of
women than the pill. But, what effect did the revolutionary washing machine have on the environment?
Discover expert advice on being green when using your washing machine.

1. Fill your washing machine to the brim
Even if your washing machine has a half-load setting, you should wait until you can use a full load to ensure
that you are both water and energy efficient. Better still, being eco will save you money on your electricity bills.

2. Turn the temperature down on your washing machine
Get rid of stains by soaking your laundry in a bucket overnight - or even over a weekend - and then put the
garments in a low cycle in the washing machine. Set your washing machine to a low temperature of 30 degrees
C and you will save around 40% energy consumption.

3. Clean your washing machine drawers
Prevent a buildup of residue in the detergent drawers by scrubbing with a brush. In between washes, let the
drawer dry out by leaving it open. This will make your washing machine more efficient.

4. Use the correct amount of washing detergent
If you use too much washing machine liquid or powder, you may need extra rinse cycles that waste water and
energy. Use too little and your laundry won't be adequately clean so you'll need more washing. Get it right first
time!

5. Choose the correct spin cycle on your washing machine
You can save energy by picking the right spin cycle on your washing machine. Gentle spinning will leave fewer
creases in your clothes meaning you'll save energy and won't need to do as much ironing. Setting your washing
machine to high speed spinning will remove the most water - good if you're using a tumble drier or can dry the
clothes indoors.

6. Hate ironing? Buy a steam washing machine
Technology is helping us to do less household chores - happy days! Steam washing machines are much more
environmentally friendly than their counterparts because they use about two thirds of the energy by relying on
blasts of steam instead of vats of water. And, as all fashion stylists know well, steaming is a much gentler
option to ironing for getting wrinkles out of your clothes.

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7. Buy a washing machine with a brain
According to green pioneer, Andrew Reason, he has invented a washing machine that can weigh the washing
and calculate the correct amount of detergent, fabric softener and water - thus, creating less waste. The machine,
called the Reason, has a bigger drum than a normal-sized washing machine. 'Kilo for kilo, it uses 30% less
electricity for a standard cotton wash compared to a typical A-rated European machine,' says Reason.

8. Use chemical-free eco balls in your washing machine
Conventional washing detergents and conditioners cost the earth and damage the environment. Natural,
efficient, cost-effective, Eco balls offer a spotless substitute to conventional washing powders that contaminate
our water supply and break down the clothing they wash. Eco balls generate ionized oxygen that triggers the
water molecules naturally and removes dirt from clothing fibres. You can use them for up to 1,000 washes
meaning each wash costs you about 3p.

9. Discover the fastest washing machine ever
As a general rule, the faster the wash cycle, the less energy consumed. Beko's A++-rated washing machine can
wash your laundry in 14 minutes and has been awarded for energy efficiency. It boasts a bespoke electronic
water control system that measures the precise quantity of water needed for the laundry.

10. Recycle your washing machine
The eco design gurus are breathing new life into second hand washing machines. After a washing machine
drum has spun its last cycle, it can be revamped into a table, ottoman or funky light.

About the Author
Derek Both, answers some of the questions about how you can find energy efficient washing machines online.
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TIP#2: How To Buy A Green Washing Machine by Zach Smith
In this day and age, many people are making a conscious effort in conserving energy and water. Additionally,
many of us have started patronizing products that have been crafted in a greener or a more eco-friendly way.
If you also want to contribute to the conversation of our natural resources, you would want to buy a green
washing machine. Here are some buying tips you would want to know:

Tip 1: Choose an efficient washing machine.
The good news is, most of the washers these days have been incorporated with eco friendly features. These
laundry machines inherently conserve energy and water. But make sure you find the best washer with the right
efficient features. Compare the features. Find out which of the features are easier to use. Choose a washer with
efficient features that you will regularly use. Also make sure that the machine works in getting rid of stains even
without the use of hot water cycles. There are washers that infuse more water into the fabric of clothes to get rid
of embedded dirt and stains.

Tip 2: Make sure the machine lasts for a long time.
A washing machine with a plethora of efficient features is not worth buying if it does not have durability to
boast of. The problem with many modern washers today is that they have been incorporated with so many
sensors and modern parts that they become prone to damages and breakages. They might not last more than
decade. At the end of the day, you would want to buy a washer that will last for a long time so it will not end up
being dumped in the land fill. Opt for those machines with a good reputation as a durable washer.

Tip 3: Make sure it has the right washer drum capacity.
If you bought a small but efficient washer, make sure the capacity is just right for your needs. Small washers
might not be enough for the laundry needs of a large family. You might have to run a second or a third cycle,
which can be wasteful on energy and water. You have to search for the right washer drum size.

Tip 4: Buy from the nearest appliance store.
When it comes to energy conservation and lessening the carbon footprint on the surface of the earth, make sure
you look for an appliance from a nearby store. This way, you can conserve energy on delivery.
Read more Maytag gas dryer reviews to learn more about the pros and cons of this drying machine. For more
information, check out http://www.washingmachineadvisor.com.

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About the Author
Zach owns several websites and likes to share his knowledge on mattress, washing machine and other products
information.
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TIP#3: Save Energy with your Washing Machine by Kira Saint
Washing clothes, no longer a sustainable way means that you beat your clothes with a rock down to the local
creek. Laundry is one of the most energy-intensive household chores in an average home, try these simple
energy saving tips next time with a pile of dirty laundry are facing. And remember, there are ways to reduce the
impact of your dry cleaning.
1st Do the laundry at all costs
Hate doing laundry? Then you do not do it. (That was easy, right?) If you are not really dirty clothes, and do not
smell, consider wearing a second or even third time before she threw it into the laundry basket. A wardrobe in
the bedroom, the largest green laundry innovation always just hang up your clothes, where they are easy to air
out and the next time you have to grab when tightening.
2nd Refuel
Well, since you until the last possible minute to wait to wash your clothes, go ahead and load the washing
machine - all the way up. Doing full loads in washing machines and dryers is the most efficient and energysaving way to do laundry - and it will save time, too.
3rd Nice and cold

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About 90 percent of the energy used in washing clothes is the result of heating the water, according to most
experts. Wash with cold water is not only energy efficient, it is also better for your clothes. At the very least,
save the hot water cycle of your whites and wash and dark colored clothes with cold water.
4th Some Suds Are Duds
With a bewildering variety of cleaning products in most stores, it is easy to become confused. Look for cleaning
products that have little or no phosphates. Environmentally friendly detergents as Cot'n Wash, Seventh
Generation and country generally contain no phosphates and will not be storing petroleum products
(surprisingly, many commercial cleaners) made. Most fabric softeners and dryer sheets are a waste of money and some contain harsh chemicals that can irritate the skin. A cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle is an intelligent,
cost-effective fabric softener - it is also a great stain remover and brightener material.
5th On the Line
Dryers use almost as much energy as a refrigerator, then line-dry at least some of your clothes indoors or
outdoors, if possible. At the very least, dry only full loads, and make sure the lint filter is clean before every
dryer load.
6th White Out
Chlorine bleach is a strong caustic, which was launched in conjunction withDiseases such as cancer, it is also
responsible for environmental problems such as ozone layer damage done. If you need to get your white its
whitest, use a hydroxide-powered "Bleach" how to save the country.
7th Machine age
Not everyone is on the market for a new washing machine or dryer - and keep your existing machine instead of
buying new is a pretty green choice. But if it's really time to upgrade, spend a little more money for energysaving machine that is Energy Star rating. It will probably be a front-loading washing machine that uses about
half the water, and must be half the detergent, a regular top-loading machine to be.
8th Pig Iron
No sane person really enjoys ironing. It is the worst kind of drudgery, it uses a lot of energy, and most of the
time it is not necessary. Here's a tip: Put on shirts, if they are still wet, the weight of water in the tissue will pull
the wrinkles. Folding clothes while they are still warm from the dryer is another way to avoid wrinkles - and the
hassle of ironing.

About the Author

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TIP#4: Front Load Washing Machines - More Affordable And Energy Efficient Than
Ever by billy holiday
Front loaders are generally more pricey than top loading machines, but many of their excellent features assist
customers justify the extra expense. And, now that an rising number of producers have gotten into the front load
recreation, these washing machines have turn out to be more accessible to the average shopper budget. One of
the important properly-identified advantages to the entrance loader is its incredible efficiency. Across the board,
shopper research present that water utilization and energy consumption is greatly decreased with these washers.
Lower your expenses in the lengthy-run, especially as vitality prices continue to skyrocket.
The added comfort for the entrance load washing machine consumer is clear as well. Because they do not have
the washing agitator that top loaders do, the average front loader can deal with bigger load sizes. Many a prime
loading machine proprietor has grappled with the difficulty of stuffing in larger articles to be washed. That
problem is eliminated with the front loading option. With out the agitator that largely defines the standard high
loading machine, the entrance loading washing machines excel in other classes as well. Many owners have
remarked how much quieter their laundry room turned after having purchased a front loader. Likewise, the
lifetime of their wardrobes have been extended enormously as a result of gentler washing process. The
advantages do not stop there. Due to the essential mechanical design, the entrance loaders are able to spin at
greater speeds, which reduces the cycle length. Residence makers can do more laundry in much less time than
ever before. Other than all the practical benefits, the design options make the front loading machines enticing to
take a look at as well. Their appearance, throughout the board, is more according to that of a professionally
designed piece of machinery. A variety of color selections, now made accessible by most producers, makes the
entrance loader an inside designer's selection of machines.
In case you are mulling over the acquisition of one of these machines, you will be glad to know that the number
of choices has elevated, and practically all manufacturers have good entry degree choices for the finances aware
consumer. Whirlpool, for example, has a quantity of fashions at various prices. Take a look at LG electronics
for some equally inexpensive machines. In order for you all the bells and whistles, think about an entrance

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loading machine made by Miele, Bosch or Euro-Tech. Other brands to consider if you discover yourself doing
all your comparison purchasing are Amana, GE, and Maytag. Entrance load washers have gotten increasingly
favored over conventional top load washers, primarily for environmental reasons. The type of washer is
considered to be a "green" appliance as a consequence of it saves water and vitality, thereby making it more
environmentally friendly than its high loading counterpart. In the long run, entrance loaders are wallet friendly,
too.
Whereas high load washers use about 35-forty gallons of water per cycle, entrance load washers use about 15
gallons per cycle. The vitality effectivity of those machines outcomes from the fact that they use rather a lot less
water. Due to this fact, it can save you on each your water bill and your electrical energy or fuel bill, depending
on how the water in your house is heated. (You would save much more by washing your clothes in cold water,
however many individuals imagine that the garments don't get as clean for those who use cold water.
Nevertheless, completely different colors and fabrics require completely different temperatures. Personally, I
wash all of my coloured clothing in cold water, and all of my whites in scorching water. It has been widely
noted that entrance loading washing machines do a greater job of cleansing your clothes, linens, and other
textiles, on the grounds that less detergent is required, and the wash motion is raise-and-drop quite than againand-forth. What this argument fails to deal with is that the hardness of your water performs a major position in
how clear your garments get and the way much detergent you need to use. If you have very hard water (suppose
Arizona), then it doesn't matter whether or not you've a front loader or a high loader, or whether you employ
high effectivity (HE) detergent or not -- your clothes would not get as clean as they might if you had been to
wash them in mushy water.

About the Author
Regardless of the lengthy term advantages of freestanding ovens, there are a couple of drawbacks. The
preliminary value of your entrance loader might offer you "sticker shock" as an end result of they are costlier
than high loading machines. To have the ability to justify this funding, you'll have to think about the lengthy
term cost financial savings of owning a fridges. One other disadvantage to front load washers is that they
require extra upkeep than prime loaders. Correct care of this machine requires you to wipe down the inside of
the door, in addition to the rubber seal, after every use as a means to avoid mould and mildew.

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Video: Cut 75% off Next Month’s Utility Bill

BONUS : Tips on How-To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

by Ophelia Madison

Reduce cost and improve your homes energy performance when you take advantage of these cost-effective
measures. A very effective strategy in improving household energy efficiency is to first target your home’s
enclosures with insulation—walls, attic, windows, and doors. Then improve the energy efficiency of systems,
such as heating, cooling, lighting, and appliances.
Finally, consider clean energy generation (solar, geothermal, and so on).
1. Make sure your walls and attic are well insulated.
Quality insulation slows the rate that heat flows out of the house in winter or into the house in summer, so less
energy is required to heat or cool the house.
If your house has no wall insulation, and it has more-or-less continuous wall cavities (such as conventional
stud walls), blown-in insulation can greatly improve your comfort and save enough energy to be very costeffective. (It rarely pays to blow additional insulation into already insulated walls.)
Choosing a qualified contractor is more important than the insulation material you choose. Properly installed
fiberglass, cellulose, and most foam insulation materials can all reduce the heat conduction of the completed
wall system. The key is the insulation be ―properly installed.‖
2. Upgrade or replace windows.
If your windows are old and leaky, it may be time to replace them with energy-efficient models or boost their
efficiency with weatherstripping and storm windows. It is almost never cost-effective to replace windows just to
save energy.
EnergyStar.gov reports, replacing windows will save 7 to 24 percent of your heating and air-conditioning bills,
but this applies to replacing single-glazed windows. However, if you are replacing windows for other reasons

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anyway, in many areas the additional cost of Energy Star–rated replacement windows is very modest, perhaps
$15 per window. This upgrade would be cost-effective—and increase your comfort to boot.
3.Plant shade trees and shrubs around your house.
If you have an older home, with relatively poor insulation and windows, good landscaping can save energy,
especially if planted on the house’s west side. In summer, the foliage blocks infrared radiation that would warm
the house, while in winter the bare branches let this radiation come through. This additional energy savings is
minimal if your home already has the proper insulation.
4. Replace an older furnace with a high-efficiency system.
If your furnace is over 20 years old (built before 1992) and has a standing pilot, it probably wastes 35 percent
of the fuel it uses, and it is probably near the end of its service life. In this case, in all but the warmest climates,
ACEEE recommends early replacement with a condensing furnace with annual efficiency of at least 90
percent. This type of furnace wastes no more than 10 percent of the natural gas you buy, and may save you as
much as 27 percent on your heating bill.
For houses with boilers and hot-water heat distribution (radiators, baseboard), the savings from a modern
condensing boiler with outdoor reset or equivalent feedback controls can be substantially larger, since the
condensing boilers allow reducing the circulating loop temperature almost all the time.
5. Improve the efficiency of your hot water system.
First, turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). Second, insulate your hot
water lines so they don’t cool off as quickly between uses. Third, use low-flow fixtures for showers and baths.
While storage water heater standards were raised in 2001, it was probably not enough to justify throwing out
an existing water heater that is working
well.
6. Replace incandescent lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
Most people don’t think about the fact that the electricity to run a lightbulb costs much more than the bulb itself.
One of the new CFLs costs about two or three dollars, but it lasts 10,000 hours and uses only about 27 watts
to generate as much light as a 100-watt bulb. During the new CFL
bulb life, it uses about $22 in electricity, so the total cost is about $25. A 100-watt incandescent
will cost more than $80 at a national average price. The best targets for replacement are 60- to 100-watt
bulbs.

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7. If you buy a new refrigerator, don’t leave the old one plugged in.
Avoid the temptation to use the old fridge as a backup for party supplies and liquid refreshment. The extra
storage space will cost you: figure an extra $50–150 per year in electricity to keep that older fridge running. In
contrast, the new fridge, particularly if Energy Star rated, may cost only $30–60 per year to run. The best rule
is to have only one refrigerator, and to size it to meet your needs.
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