FPL | Washer & Dryer Energy Efficiency - Appliances Energy Saving

Wash Clothes Efficiently

About 90 percent of the energy used to do laundry comes from heating the dryer. To save energy and money, we recommend that you:

  • Use cold water to wash whenever possible and always use cold water to rinse
  • Adjust the water level to match each load size, especially when using hot water
  • Clean the dryer lint filter before each dry cycle
  • Do not overload the dryer
  • Use the auto sensor function, if available, to avoid the dryer running longer than necessary

Shop Smart

Are you considering buying a new washer and dryer?
Here are some tips to save on energy and costs:

  • Look for ENERGY STAR® compliant washers that offer several water temperature settings.
  • Compare operating costs using the EnergyGuide label for washers.
  • The most efficient washers save both energy and water. They also spin faster, which reduces drying time.

Additional Resources

Online Home Energy Survey

Generate a personalized analysis of your home's energy usage and receive customized recommendations on how to save energy.

Top 10 Savings Tips

Check out our top 10 savings tips to learn how to save energy and reduce energy costs in your home.

Online Brochures

We have plenty of helpful brochures with useful information and tips. Print out those that best suit your needs.

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