Ever since visiting Bosch headquarters last year and learning that a cold water wash cleans your clothes just as well but saves energy and is better for the environment, I haven’t gone back to washing in hot or warm water. I even put Tide Coldwater, a specially formulated detergent for cold water washing to test in Dog vs. Laundry. Spoiler: Laundry triumphed over dog!
Their goal is to 70 percent of total washing machine loads to cold water by 2020. If an average household switched to cold water washing for one year, it would save enough energy to:
- Watch TV for 1,363 hours
- Charge an iPhone 4S 30,861 times
- Power an average new refrigerator for nearly 4 months
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