New gov't regulations for washers coming
As part of the Obama Administration's focus on taking sensible steps to save families money while also reducing energy consumption, the Department of Energy today announced common-sense energy efficiency standards for residential clothes washers and dishwashers that will save consumers $20 billion in energy and water costs.
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Does the government know that my energy hogging Speed Queen top loading washer (that fills with actual hot water) costs me only $28/year according to their own EnergyGuide ratings? If they cut my energy cost IN HALF, it would save me only $14/year or about a dollar a month. How much more will I have to pay for a new SUPER HE detergent that supposedly cleans clothes in a teaspoon of tap-cold water? NO THANKS!
It won't be long until hot water is banned from clothes washers altogether if this trend continues. If I had a place to store it for the 20 years I expect my current SQ washer to last, I'd buy another one for the future while I can.