Polski
русский
Українська

What washing mode is the most economical: using less water and energy

Alina MilsentLife
Which mode to choose for efficient laundry

Regular laundry uses a lot of electricity. Of course, if you have children in the family, you can't do without it. However, experts do not recommend using some modes on the washing machine. For example, the express mode is not suitable for all fabrics and makes washing more energy-intensive.

To get your clothes washed well, you need an optimal combination of three main components: time, water, and temperature. The Express edition figured out which washing mode is the most economical.

Eco mode of washing

Choosing an eco-program will reduce the use of electricity while providing the same cleaning results.

Shalika Honda, a Beko expert and marketing manager for the UK's best-selling large appliances, recommends setting your washing machine to this mode.

The economy mode uses less water and energy, although it takes longer to wash.

Water heating accounts for 90% of a washing machine's energy consumption. The drum rotation uses very little energy in comparison.

Washing at a lower temperature uses up to 59% less energy, which can reduce your electricity and water bills.

Manual settings for the washing machine

If you can't find an eco mode on your washing machine, try setting it yourself. It's very simple. Select a temperature of 30 °C.

"Good laundry detergents are effective at low temperatures nowadays, so there's no need to wash in hot water unless it's something like underwear or towels," said Paula Quazi, an eco-friendly cleaning expert.

In addition, the currently popular bio-powders contain special enzymes that lose their effect at temperatures above 30 °C.

And, of course, before washing, you should make sure that you have enough clothes to load the washing machine. There is no point in washing just a few things.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to wash clothes if you have hard water.

Subscribe to OBOZREVATEL's Telegram and Viber channels to keep up with the latest developments.

Other News

Why pork turns out tough: never cook it this way

Why pork turns out tough: never cook it this way

Mistakes that are made quite often
No-dough pizza in 5 minutes: a recipe for a quick snack

No-dough pizza in 5 minutes: a recipe for a quick snack

Be sure to add vegetables
What you should not do during cleaning: the house will become even dirtier

What you should not do during cleaning: the house will become even dirtier

Some common techniques create even more clutter in the home
The perfect shower cabin cleaner is named: dirt and limescale will be gone in half an hour

The perfect shower cabin cleaner is named: dirt and limescale will be gone in half an hour

The product will not only clean the cabin but also freshen the smell