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The Ultimate Low-Water Washing Machines Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • 200
  • 300
  • 400

How many gallons of water does an average U.S. family of four consume each day?

  • 100
  • 200
  • 300

What is another name for low-water washing machines?

  • high efficiency
  • eco machines
  • green machines

Compared to a regular machine, how much water may you save with a high-efficiency washing machine?

  • 25 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 40 percent

How much water does the high-efficiency machine built by Xeros use?

  • waterless
  • 10 gallons
  • 20 gallons

In 2011, what water factor rating is required to receive an Energy Star label?

  • five
  • six
  • seven

What was the water factor rating required to receive an Energy Star label in 2009?

  • 6.5
  • 7.5
  • 8.5

What high-efficiency washing machines models are available?

  • top load
  • front load
  • both answers

What kind of detergent do high-efficiency machines use?

  • HE logo detergents
  • regular detergents
  • both answers

What is always true about HE detergents?

  • liquid
  • powder
  • both answers

How does the cost of high-efficiency washing machines compare to regular machines?

  • less expensive
  • about the same
  • more expensive

What is a possible point of failure for a front-loading washing machine?

  • door seal
  • agitator
  • 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?

  • user chooses
  • sensors
  • neither answer

How much water may a large conventional washing machine use for one load of laundry?

  • 25 gallons
  • 35 gallons
  • 50 gallons

How does the price of high-efficiency detergents compare to regular washing detergents?

  • lower
  • comparable
  • higher

Where can you purchase high efficiency detergents?

  • wherever regular detergent is sold
  • specialty stores only
  • Internet only

What is type of washing machine is most eco-friendly?

  • conventional washing machine
  • Energy Star high efficiency machine
  • both answers

What type of powder detergent will work best in a high-efficiency machine?

  • none
  • brand name
  • generic