This isn’t a groundbreaking tip, but it’s one worth repeating. When washing your clothes, opt to use the cold water setting whenever possible. The reason is simple: As much as 85% of the energy used to wash clothing is from heating water! By choosing the cold water setting, you’re significantly reducing the energy used for each load of laundry. Plus, cold water works well with modern detergents and helps reduce wear and tear on clothes, too.
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