Washer and Dryer Repair - Energy Saving Tips

Washing Machine Energy Saving Tips

All washing machines, from great-grandma's time-honored wringer washer to the modern-day, leading-edge front loading washing machine, require care and routine maintenance to work better, last longer and operate more effectively to conserve energy. Laundry appliances are among the biggest energy users in the home.

Front loading washers will use significantly less water than the traditional top loader; yet, this does not suggest you ought to dash out to invest in a newer model! Listed here are a few washing machine energy conserving ideas from the local washer and dryer service pros:

Wash laundry in cold water to preserve the energy used to heat up the water

When possible do primarily full loads. The washer will use an equal amount of energy to wash small and large loads, so fill it up.

Make use of the fastest spin cycle to remove as much water as possible prior to placing in the dryer

A good routine maintenance tip is to clean the washing machine by running an empty load using vinegar or bleach. This will remove mold and mildew within the drum which could be generating an odor

Leave the lid open (or door open on front loaders) to allow the inside to thoroughly dry out to prevent mold and mildew development

Take time to review the instruction handbook that is included with new appliances for additional details on effective use and upkeep.

Danger! Dryer Lint

Eventually the lint accumulation inside the clothes dryer and dryer vent hose becomes excessive and damaging. Lint is developed in every load of clothe you dry. This lint will build up inside the exhaust duct, screen, and behind the dryer. Air flow will be limited; the dryer will get too hot and create a fire risk. Cleaning the lint screen after every single load is a good idea, yet it is not enough to eradicate the possible danger. The clothes dryer is the most likely appliance to cause a fire.

A few warnings to be aware of are ... clothes start taking longer to dry, clothing is hotter at the end of the cycle, the front of the dryer gets rather hot, there is little or no visible air expelled from the vent , there is a burning odor in the laundry space. Most dryer performance issues are triggered by lint collection.

Dryer vent analysis and cleaning should be performed on a regular basis to ensure dryer safety and efficiency. Along with being a fire hazard, a poorly vented clothes dryer will cost noticeably more money to operate.

Simple maintenance goes a long way ... visit this site often for appliance repair and troubleshooting advice from the Appliance Master® as well as suggestions on effective ways to make home appliances endure longer and perform better.  Call 908-874-8520 for service by a local, certified appliance repair technician.