Non-Energy Benefits of Efficient Clothes Washers
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Efficient clothes washers can reduce water use significantly, leave the clothes drier and cleaner, and reduce wear and tear on clothes.
Some efficient horizontal axis clothes washers use up to 50% less water.
Some efficient clothes washers spin the clothes faster, leaving them drier, which in turn decreases the amount of time in the dryer and the energy consumed by the clothes dryer.
Some efficient horizontal-axis washers cause less wear and tear on the clothes, and some are easier to fit bulky items (such as blankets) into. Front-loading tumble-action washers may actually get clothes cleaner, according to independent studies.