Getting the best energy value from any washing machine depends on several energy-saving wash-day practices. For example:

  1. If possible, wash one big load rather than two small ones.
  2. Load the washer to capacity.
  3. If you must wash smaller loads, select lower water levels, if possible.
  4. Use cold water rinses.
  5. Use lower temperature settings and pre-treat or pre-soak stains or heavily soiled clothing.
  6. Use the recommended amount and type of detergent.
  7. Set the thermostat on your water heater to no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.