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Topic: Energy Efficience Washer & Dryers
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Ronnie Ray
Ronnie Ray
Madiosn
53716
Posted 5/29/2009 10:44 AM
I'm in the market for a new Washer & Dryer, I would them to be totaly energy efficiency, the up right type, and easy to use.

Any suggestions or comments?
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EnergyGeek
EnergyGeek
53714
Posted 6/1/2009 12:43 PM
If possible, get a gas dryer. They produce about 1/4 the CO2 per load as an electric dryer because 2/3 of our electricity is generated by coal. Natural gas cost per load is currently about 1/3 the cost of an electric dryer, so the $60 extra for the dryer, plus the $175 or so to install gas piping is eventually repaid by the lower operating costs. Of course, line drying your clothes is free, when that's an option

Get an Energy Star labeled washer. If comparing two Energy Star models, compare the yellow Energy Guide label. See:

http://www.mge.com/Images/PDF/Brochures/Residential/LaundryFactSheet.pdf

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=clotheswash.pr_clothes_washers
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Spun This Web
Spun This Web
Madison
53705
Posted 6/2/2009 11:20 AM
I expect that, in the next year or so, I will be in the market to buy a new washer and dryer as the ones I have now are hand-me-downs and probably won't last.

I definitely plan to check out going to a gas dryer... it just seems to make a lot of sense. And, I also plan to get a front-loading washer.

I'll post again here whenever the time comes for me to make the purchase.
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