Get the Chemicals Out of Your Laundry

Make a clean break with 7 unhealthy laundering habits. With just a few easy changes, you can save energy, money - and your clothes (8 Photos)

By Jayne Keedle on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:08PM

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Get the Chemicals Out of Your Laundry

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Make Your Washer Work For You

If your washing machine is more than 10 years old, you’re using about twice as much water per load as you would with a new high-efficiency Energy Star-rated appliance. (The Environmental Protection Agency awards the labels to energy-efficient washers.)

Over the course of an Energy Star washer’s expected 11-year lifespan, it should save you about $550 in utility bills—meaning the new machine will eventually pay for itself.

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