Washers and Dryers account for about 10% of a home's energy costs. Replace an old clothes washer with an ENERGY STAR® model. It uses 50% less energy than standard washers and saves about 8,600 gallons of water per year for the average household. Appliances in a typical home account for about 20% of the energy bills, which adds up to about $400 a year. You can use between 10-50% less energy with ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances, depending on how old the one is that your are replacing.
The ROI Calculation is based on replacing a clothes washer that is 10 or more years old, with one that uses $6 of energy a month vs. $12 a month for the old one. To put it in perspective, the newest front load washers use 1/3 of the typical water consumption, 1/4 of the detergent, and cut the drying time in half because of the high speed spin cycle.
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The Energy Star estimated yearly operating cost on this clothes washer is only $12, with an electric water heater, and it drops to only $9 with a gas water heater.