Use a low-water washing machine and you may save up to 40% of your laundry water usage. Learn how new technology has decreased the amount of water necessary to wash a load of laundry. Take this quiz to agitate your knowledge of low-water washing machines.
Approximately, how many loads of laundry does an average U.S. family of four wash each year?
How many gallons of water does an average U.S. family of four consume each day?
What is another name for low-water washing machines?
Compared to a regular machine, how much water may you save with a high-efficiency washing machine?
How much water does the high-efficiency machine built by Xeros use?
In 2011, what water factor rating is required to receive an Energy Star label?
What was the water factor rating required to receive an Energy Star label in 2009?
What high-efficiency washing machines models are available?
What kind of detergent do high-efficiency machines use?
HE logo detergents
What is always true about HE detergents?
How does the cost of high-efficiency washing machines compare to regular machines?
about the same
What is a possible point of failure for a front-loading washing machine?
stainless steel basket
How do appliances earn an Energy Star label?
meet energy-saving criteria
meet price criteria
uses renewable resources
What is the purpose of the sensors in HE machines?
detect necessary water
determine when load is finished
determine how much detergent is needed
When using a conventional washing machine, how is the water level determined?
How much water may a large conventional washing machine use for one load of laundry?
How does the price of high-efficiency detergents compare to regular washing detergents?
Where can you purchase high efficiency detergents?
wherever regular detergent is sold
specialty stores only
What is type of washing machine is most eco-friendly?
conventional washing machine
Energy Star high efficiency machine
What type of powder detergent will work best in a high-efficiency machine?