1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

December 28, 2008

:363 Clothes Washers

Take the 1:5:10:365 challenge: Do one thing – for 5 to 10 minutes – 365 days a year to make our home and planet environment better.

1:5:10:363 EcoTip: The energy efficiency and water used by clothes washers can vary dramatically. In general side load washers are more economical than top load units. When rating clothes washers – EPA also considers how much water is removed by the spin cycle. The more water that remains behind – the more energy wasted in the dryer.

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EPA’s EnergyStar program has rated clothes washers for water consumption and energy efficiency. You can view a list of the top qualifying models at http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=clotheswash.search_clotheswashers

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August 3, 2008

:216 Washer Drip Pan

Filed under: :216 Washer Drip Pan — Tags: , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:43 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:216 EcoTip: Washer drip or drain pans need to be heavy duty to withstand the wear and tear from the vibration of the washing machine. Ideally the pan will be drained to the outside so the pan won’t fill up and overflow should some form of leak develop. A water alarm (:214) is a good idea to provide an early warning of leaks that develop.

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