Ways to save energy in the laundry

The laundry is an easy place to start when trying to find savings. Or if you’re looking for fast fun, try out our energy saving game!

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Be a star!

Choose an energy efficient washing machine and clothes dryer by comparing the star ratings. The more stars the better!

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Keep it cold

Choose to wash full loads in cold water as this uses up to 50% less energy than washing partial loads in warm water.

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Sun power

Use the sun to dry clothes whenever you can. If you are unable to use your outdoor clothes line, a clothes airer near a sunny window will do the job and also leave your clothes smelling fresh and less damaged by over-heating.

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Smart drying

Clothes dryers use lots of energy! Try to use only as necessary and it can really help to use a high spin cycle or partially air dry clothes before loading.

Every home is different.

Making small energy changes can make a big difference. There is so much more help and advice about energy efficiency or tips on heating and cooling on our website.

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Or use the energy calculator to find out how much you are using and where, and estimate what your next bill might be.

A little about the calculator

Our energy calculator will give you an idea of what areas in your home are the biggest electricity users.

It takes around 5-10 minutes to complete depending on your usage choices. Before you start, please read the disclaimer as it’s important to remember that every home is different and our energy calculator tool is a guide only.

We hope the results inspire you to be more energy wise!

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*Sample result for 4 person, 3 bedroom home over winter period (estimated bill $1,200)