Green Alternatives: Laundry Room
By: Kaylin Collins
Green Alternatives For Your Laundry Room
A big way to save energy is to skip the dryer! If the weather allows for it you can hang your clothing outside so it can dry. You could also put a drying rack in your house for your clothes to dry. This is also better for your clothes.
Another way to go green in the laundry room is to not always use hot water but to use cold water when washing clothes. You can use up a lot of hot water when washing your clothes.
Effects on Environment and House
By skipping the dyer you are saving energy and electricity while also preserving the quality of your clothes. Drying your clothes can cause them to not last as long, so skipping the dryer is a good thing in many ways.
By not using hot water all the time you will be decreasing your electrical bill since you wont have to be heating the water. Also if you combine loads of laundry you can really decrease your water bill.
Eco-Friendly detergents are good to use in the home.
Skipping the Dryer
Skipping the dryer reduces the amount of energy used.
Use Cold Water
Using cold water and combing clothes reduces energy and amount of water.
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