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Bankrate's 2007 Living Green, Saving Green Guide
Green tomorrows
A penny of prevention is worth a dollar of cure.
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Laundry / utility
Idea 1:
Washers
Front-loading washers tend to be more water-efficient in general than top-loading designs, though both types have Energy Star models available.
Costs:
About $500 for a front-loader, which will produce savings of up to $110 annually on utility costs.
Idea 2:
Dryers
As a rule, dryers aren't particularly energy-efficient, but you should make sure your dryer has a moisture sensor, which will shut off the machine automatically when everything is dry.
Costs:
New dryers with moisture sensors cost $250 to $400.
Idea 3:
Clotheslines
Line drying is the greenest way to dry your clothes, so whether you put one in your laundry room or your backyard, you'll know you're taking steps to reduce your energy use.
Costs:
$10 to $70. Line drying a load a day will save about $60 a year.
-- Posted: Oct. 4, 2007
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