When it comes to saving energy, cold is gaining rock star status. Cold water laundry, that is. Energy Star states that almost 90% of the energy consumed by a washing machine goes to heating water. Getting out of hot water can save you money -- washing just some of your laundry in cold water for a year could save you in energy costs. Most experts -- including Seventh Generation -- support that cold water is great for regular loads, with hot or warm water wash reserved for oily or other stubborn stains. Many laundry detergent makers, including Seventh Generation, offer products that work in both cold and warm/hot water. Here are some other energy-saving laundry tips:
Learn more about Seventh Generation laundry detergents and how you can reduce your energy footprint on the earth. Whether you are using a liquid laundry detergent or a powdered pack cold water washing is a smart choice for your wallet.