Easy modifications on washing clothes
. Wash full loads
. Check hoses regularly for cracks that would result in leaks. Turn off the water supply valves when the machine is not in use reduces your chance of a catastrophic leak.
. Washing clothes in cold water , use hot for bedding.
. Avoid the permanent press cycle, which uses an additional 5 gallon for the extra rinse.
. Familiarize yourself with your washing machine ‘s options. Some settings provide the same cleaning power as a normal cycle, but with less water and energy. Check your user manual for water consumption information about the various cycle on your model, or contact the manufacturer.
. Consider replacing old washers with new high-efficiency machine. Washing can pay for themselves in less than five years with water and energy savings and may extend the useful life of clothes.