Efficiency is the buzzword of the 21st century. Whether it is the workplace, or why not even the home, efficiency is what is required. So why not use our electronic appliances efficiently. More work and better performance, with less spending on electricity bill – doesn’t this sound amazing?
While using your appliance in an efficient manner helps you save money, it also ensures that you do not need to go for appliance repair too often. Further, efficient use of electronic appliances brings down your carbon footprint, which can be seen as your contribution to the environment and sustainability.
So, when it comes to efficient appliance use, where should you start from? Well, improving the efficiency of your washer can be the perfect starting point. There is a lot of scope of efficiency improvement in washers. In this post, we show you how you can improve your washer’s efficiency by following some simple tricks and tricks. Let’s start!
Cold washing works the best
Washing your clothes in warm water is often very tempting. However, it can leave a major hole in your pocket! According to an estimate, more than 90% of the energy consumed in washing goes only for heating the water.
Some people also believe that clothes are washed better with the use of warm water. However, it is not true. Yes, you can wash your clothes very well with cold water as well, using a cold-water detergent. Therefore, to save energy, it is highly recommended to wash your clothes using a cold water cycle.
Note: you can use a hot water cycle if there are hard stains to be removed, or if the clothes of a sick person are to be washed. However, such instances should be rare and limited.
Always wash in batches
People often use the washer to wash clothes frequently, sometimes almost daily. This increases the number of operations of the machine considerably, which leads to increased energy consumption. So it is better to collect the washables for a few days, like a week or so, and then go for washing the entire batch in one go.
This will lead to the machine operating at full load, and the number of operations will also get limited. Needless to say, you will be able to save hugely on your electricity bills by following this practice.
Overwashing is not beneficial
Users also happen to believe that washing for a longer duration will help clean the clothes better. This again is a misconception and can be counterproductive. Instead, it is important to have a prior idea of how soiled your clothes actually are when washing them. This will help you determine where should you set the length of the washing cycle.
Keep in mind when you set the length of your washer cycle that how soiled your clothes are. If your clothes are not very soiled and just need a light washing, set the timer accordingly. This will bring down your electricity bills, for the obvious reasons. In fact, by avoiding overwashing, your clothes will be saved from unnecessary damage, wear, and tear.
Soaking the Soiled Clothes Helps
It is understandable that you will have to run the machine for a long duration just for the bunch of heavily soiled clothes present in your whole batch of washables. So why not just soak these heavily soiled pieces in detergent, beforehand to get rid of some of the dirt.
This way, these oiled clothes will come down at a level the same as the rest of the batch and hence you will not have to run your washer for a longer duration. Best part? All the stains on your soiled clothes will go away in a single wash!
Washer Maintenance & Appliance Repair
In case your washer is consuming more energy than expected, even after following all the above tips, it may be an indicator that something is not well with your appliance. In such cases, it is recommended to go for a professional appliance repair service and get the problem diagnosed. Along with this, getting your washer services on an annual basis is necessary in order to ensure long-term efficiency and performance.