Natural Gas Efficiency

Washing and Drying Clothes

Washing and Drying Clothes

  1. Don’t overwash clothes.
  2. Use the right water level for the size of each load.
  3. Wash lightly soiled clothes with cold water.
  4. Place your dryer in a heated area of your home.
  5. Don’t overdry clothes – use the automatic drying cycle if your machine has one.
  6. Have your dryer vented to the outside to prevent moisture build-up in the laundry area.
  7. Remove clothes from the dryer immediately to prevent wrinkling.
  8. Dry all clothes in succession to use retained heat.
  9. Clean your dryer’s lint filter after each load.
  10. Wash and dry full loads rather than partial loads when possible, but don’t overload your washer or dryer.