Yes, you read that right – your washing machine and dryer can actually save you money. The trick is knowing what to do with it.
Washing clothes is something everyone does, and (depending on the number of people in a home) it needs to be done pretty frequently. But using that much water and electricity can wreak havoc on your bills at the end of the month. So, here are some tips to cutting down on utilities when you do your laundry, and putting money back in your pocket:
• Wash in cold water
While it's important to use hot water when you need to disinfect as well as clear (such as for towels, or the clothes of someone who has been sick), but the remainder of the time cold water will get the job done. According to the Department of Energy, 90% of the cost