If you do not have
an Energy Star washing machine (meaning one that is energy
efficient), you would probably be surprised to know that you
could be throwing money away by washing your clothes in hot
water. This is because most of the electricity used on older
model washing machines is the hot water itself!
If you have an
older machine (common if you are a renter), consider using
one of the specially formulated cold water washing detergents.
This laundry detergent is especially designed for use with
cold water, so it is designed to get your clothes just as
clean as if you used regular detergent and hot or warm water.
Not sure if your
washing machine is energy effecient? If you don't see an energy
star label, look on the back to get the make and model of
it and you can do a search for it on the internet to see what
information you can get about whether it is energy effecient