Among household appliances, washing machines can be regarded as a large consumer of water and electricity. In summer, the frequency of washing clothes increases. If the washing machine at home is not energy-efficient, it will not only waste energy, but also your water and electricity bills will definitely be a headache. Here I will teach you a few tricks to make your washing machine more energy-saving, environmentally friendly, and more cost-effective.
Generally speaking, each washing machine has a rated capacity (which will be clearly marked in the manual), and the closer the weight of the clothes, the more energy-efficient it is. The efficiency is highest when the actual load of the washing machine is 80% of the rated capacity. Especially dehydration, not the less clothes the better. If you wash large clothes, at least close to 70% of the rated capacity, and the washing machine can really make full use of it. The amount of water should not be too much, it will increase the water pressure of the wave plate, increase the burden of the motor, and increase the power consumption; too little water will affect the up and down of the washing clothes, prolong the washing time, and increase the power consumption.
Clothes of different fabrics have different washing times in the washing machine, so they can be washed separately to reduce waste. Clothes of different colors are not only clean, but also washed quickly, which can reduce the time by ⅓ compared to washing them together. Generally, chemical fiber and silk fabrics with thin and soft texture can be washed in four or five minutes. Thick cotton and woolen fabrics take ten minutes to wash. Washing thick and thin separately can effectively reduce the running time of the washing machine than mixing them together.
For light and thin clothes, if you use a top-load washing machine, you can choose quick wash, and if you use a drum-type washing machine, you can choose not to heat; when washing chemical fiber fabrics, the water level can be adjusted to a low water level. 60°C for cotton clothing and 80°C for bulky items such as sheets. Reasonably choose the function switch of the washing machine. The washing machine has three washing functions of strong, medium and weak, and the power consumption is different. Generally, high-end fabrics such as silk and wool are only suitable for weak washing; cotton, blended, chemical fiber, polyester and other fabrics can be washed in medium; only thick pile blankets, sofas, canvas and other fabrics can be washed strongly.
Flush your laundry with water and save 30 to 40 liters of water at a time. The water after rinsing can be used as washing water for the next laundry or for mopping the floor.
When washing a small amount of clothes, the water level of the washing machine is set too high, which is not clean and wastes water.