How to reduce Electricity usage of washing machine

A washing machine (laundry machine, clothes washer, or washer) is a machine to wash laundry, such as clothing and sheets which is very common nowadays.But we should make sure the electricity and water usage of washing machines are minimal and efficient.

Washing Machine buying guide
Two types of washing machines are in the market - front-loading washing machines and top-loading washing machines. Front-loading machines will be accomodate largerloads and use less water and detergent, but they are sometimes more difficult to maintain than top-loading machines.

Following common variables should consider before buying washing machine:
Load Size
Water Consumption
Energy Consumption
Spin Speeds
Noise Levels
Washing Time
Number of Presets
Load Size
Before buying washing machine the laundry needs should be clear and how many members dress needs to washed.That actually matters determining the load size of machine.

Somes times large capacity washing machine is a necessary for most of the families those who washes the dress weekly. That actually reduce your electricity consumption , and you can save electricity units rather washing frequently for small load.

Water Consumption
Front-loading washing machines use significantly less water than top-loading washing machines. This may be important if your water supply is limited, but less water consumption also means smaller water utility bills.
An added bonus with lower water consumption is correspondingly less detergent use. This can result in significant savings, especially if your washing machine require special detergent.

Energy Consumption

The important thing to be noticed while buying washing machine is the enery efficincy.This is significant because its going to save your money and electricity. Machines which are Energy Star rated still cover range of power consumption so if you are particularly energy conscious look for a machine with the lowest yearly energy consumption rating.

Spin Speeds
The range of spin speeds goes from about 800 rpm up to about 1600 rpm on some machines. This is important because a faster spin speed can remove more moisture from the clothes which means they will require less drying time. Less drying time results in further energy savings while running the clothes dryer. Some types of clothes – woolens for example – need a slower spin speed, so it’s useful to have an adjustable spin cycle.

Fully Automatic vs Semi Automatic Washing Machines
Whenever a word “Automatic” is associated with a washing machine, it means that the machine not only washes the cloths but also extracts most water out of it after washing. The main difference between a Fully Automatic and Semi Automatic washing machine is that in fully automatic washing machine, all the process from washing to spinning happen on their own through an automated program,

Consider the following:
Use less energy. One the average, a new ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer uses 270 KWh of electricity and costs $85 to run, each year.
Use less water. A full-sized ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer uses 15 gallons of water per load, compared to the 23 gallons used by a standard machine. Over the machine's lifetime, that's a savings of 27,000 gallons of water!!
Is your washer over 10 years old?
It's estimated that there are 76 million top-loading washers with agitators, 25 million of which are at least 10 years old, still in use across the country. Washers manufactured before 1998 are significantly less efficient than newer models. Together, these inefficient washers cost consumers $2.8 billion each year in energy and water.

Use the correct amount of detergent and rigt detergent: The correct detergent reduce washing spins which actually reduce the amount of electricity usage. Multiple washes can increase the electricity usage for washing machines.

Reduce amount of drying heat: Avoid unnecessary heating for drying purpose. Use minimal drying and use sun for full drying that finominally reduce the electricity usage.

Select Faster spin speeds instead of a dryer : Although very few people in India have started using dryers, but instead of using a thermal dryer, which uses heat to dry the cloths, faster spin speeds in the washing machine can help save electricity. Mechanical drying is always more efficient than thermal drying. And front load washing machines have faster spin speeds. Drying clothes in sun or natural air is the greenest possible way to save electricity as it saves use of washing machine for drying cycles.