Most appliances consume a lot of energyand are expensive to use throughout the year. Life being as expensive as it is, everyone wants to save as much money as they can where they can. This is why Rosedale Service, an appliance specialist in Chadds FordPennsylvania, is giving you a simple and useful tip:


Use cold water for laundry. Simple as that.

Some statistics about yearly household energy usage show that the amount of loads per household is about 400. Each load will be using about 40 gallons of water per load. Those studies then go on to demonstrate that using hot water for your laundry costs about $0.68 per load, while washing in cold water only costs about $0.04 per load. This shouldn’t be surprising, as a lot of energy is needed to heat water. To save money, use cold water as much as you can. You will definitely see the difference on your electricity bill at the end of the year. Comparing the numbers listed above shows a huge difference: with hot water, the average load of $0,68 times 400 loads in a year gives us $272, as opposed to $16 when using cold water.


The best part is that using cold water will not make much of a difference in the thoroughness of the wash if you use the right detergent. Results will be similar. Also, clothes will not get damaged and are less likely to shrink in cold water. Hot water may be used on occasion (for resilient stains), but doing so once in a while will not have a big impact on your electricity bill.

Should you have any questions on your washer or if you are in need of professional appliance service in Pennsylvania, do not hesitate to give Rosedale Service a call. The staff will make sure all your appliances are performing at their best. You can also visit their website to learn more about what they offer.