The right ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer is waiting
The average American family does around 300 loads of laundry per year, which means the savings that come with choosing the most energy-efficient clothes washer can add up fast. ENERGY STAR certified models use up to 20 percent less energy and 35 percent less water, translating to a lifetime savings of roughly 27,000 gallons.
You should also look for roomier front-load or redesigned top-load models. These clothes washers offer more space and gently flip clothes through a reduced water stream instead of pulling clothes around an agitator. Their faster, more efficient motors also extract more water during spin cycles to reduce the time and energy needed for drying. Be sure to check the EnergyGuide label to compare energy costs before you buy.