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- Wash your clothes in cold or warm water. A whopping 85 to 90 per cent of energy used by washing machines is for heating the water. Hot water also shrinks and fades your clothes, wearing them out more quickly.
- Run full loads whenever possible but don’t overload the machine.
- Always use cold water for the RINSE cycle. Using warm or hot water for the RINSE cycle will not get your clothes any cleaner.
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- Invest a little more for an ENERGY STAR® qualified clothes washer. They use 35 to 50 per cent less water and 50 per cent less energy per load than the average clothes washer