Saving Energy: Bathroom & Laundry Tips

Washing Machines

Tumble Dryers

Showers & Hot Water

Washing Machines

  • Clothes can be washed at 30° unless they’re very dirty. In fact, it’s often better for them to be washed at a lower temperature. Only towels and bedclothes need to be washed at higher temperatures. 

  • If you’ve got a day/night meter, then why not put on your washing machine to start after 11pm when you’re paying cheaper rates?

  • Have a look to see if your washing machine has a more energy efficient eco cycle that you can use. 

  • Make sure the machine is full when you put on the wash. It will use the same energy for one pair of jeans as it does for washing a full drum. 

Tumble Dryers

  • If you’ve got a day/night meter, then why not put on your tumble dryer to start after 11pm when you’re paying cheaper rates?

  • Make sure to regularly clean out the filters on the tumble dryer. 

  • Have a look to see if your tumble dryer has a more energy efficient eco cycle that you can use. 

Showers & Hot Water

  • If you’ve an electric shower in your bathroom, then it’s one of the top 5 energy drainers in your house

  • By cutting your shower time from 15 to 5 minutes per day you could save anything up to €90 a year

  • Turn your hot water down. Just 5°C will make a big difference. You should also fit a good quality 80mm (3”) lagging jacket around your water tank. This will insulate the tank, keeping water warmer for longer.

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