HOW MUCH WATER DOES A WASHING MACHINE USE?
Washing machine water usage depends on many factors including the type of washing machine you have and what you are washing. A standard, washing machine that is not high-efficiency uses 19 or more gallons of water per load, while the highest rated high-efficiency (HE) machine is capable of getting clothes clean with only 7 gallons.
HE machines are available as top loading agitator, top loading impeller and front loading models. They use specially formulated detergent and are designed to clean clothes efficiently with less water than standard machines.
According to ENERGY STAR, an ENERGY STAR® certified washer uses 14 gallons of water per load. The average American family washes about 300 loads per year, so that means an ENERGY STAR certified washer can save more than 2,000 gallons of water every year.
Watch the video or read on for more on how washing machine water usage has evolved to be more effective and efficient.
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