The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
We do a lot of laundry around here. There are four of us but I swear we have the laundry of about 12 people. Not a day goes by that I don’t do multiple loads, the towels alone are done almost daily. Part of this is due to having a teenager. I noticed a distinct increase in our energy costs last year that I attribute to the frequent showers and extra laundry needs that seem to come with teenagers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad to see a positive interest in personal cleanliness, but wow, I didn’t realize the effect it would have on my bills.
Because of this increase in energy costs as my kids get older, we’ve been looking at replacing older appliances with newer ones that are more sustainable and energy saving.
Best Buy is a store that is “committed to positively impacting the environment and its communities”. They have a large selection of energy efficient appliances including ENERGY STAR® certified appliances.
Our washer and dryer are our oldest appliances, and with their increased use, as I mentioned, we’ve definitely been hit in the pocketbook because of their lack of energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR washers and dryers help make laundry better for families and for the environment.
Benefits of ENERGY STAR Washers & Dryers
ENERGY STAR certified washers and dryers have advanced features that make them more efficient. ENERGY STAR washers are 25% more efficient and use 45% less water and ENERGY STAR dryers are 20% more efficient than standard models. An ENERGY STAR washing machine alone can save $490 over its lifetime in energy costs. Pairing it with an ENERGY STAR dryer offers even more savings.
- ENERGY STAR laundry appliances are better for the environment.
- ENERGY STAR laundry appliances can save you money on energy costs.
- ENERGY STAR laundry appliances are gentler on your clothes.
ENERGY STAR washers have advanced features like multiple configurations, sophisticated wash systems, no central agitator, and high spin speeds. All of these work together to increase efficiency and extend the life of your clothing.
ENERGY STAR dryers incorporate advanced features such as a low heat setting and steam cycles. These features help reduce energy use and can help save time by reducing wrinkles meaning less ironing.
Laundry products have come a long way and I can’t wait to see all of the ENERGY STAR washers and dryers available at Best Buy.
Learn more: ENERGY STAR video.
Free Printable Laundry Room Art
Since we were talking about laundry, I decided to get creative and made this free printable laundry room art that you can easily print and toss in a cheap frame to spruce up your laundry room.
The free printable PDF includes two sheets, one with the clothespins and the other without. There is a grey border inset on the sheet, that is the mark for cutting to fit inside an 8×10 frame. The black border is meant to remain.