Wash only full loads
For maximum energy efficiency, wait until you have enough dirty laundry to fill the washer before washing. Cut one load of wash per week and you could save $18 a year.
Use cold water
By switching from hot to cold water for an average of three loads per week, you could save up to $22 per year on your electrical bill. You’ll find your clothes come out just as clean as before.
Hang your clothes to dry
Give your dryer a vacation this spring and summer. Hang wet laundry on a clothesline and/or drying rack in your backyard or balcony. To make your clothes and towels feel softer and fluffier, toss them into the dryer at low or no heat for a few minutes after hang-drying.