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101 Introduction
102 FAQ Page
103 Course Catalog
104 Green World
105 Demand & Supply
106 Conservation Careers
107 Solar Careers
108 Wind Turbine Careers
109 Entrepreneurs
110 Employee or Employer?
200 Demand Management
201 Summary
202 Residential Energy Profile
203 Ten Conservation Rules
204 HVAC System
205 Kitchen Appliances
206 Water Heater
207 Lighting
208 Laundry Appliances
209 Calculating Savings
300 Renewable Technology
301 Solar Energy
302 Solar Collectors
303 Solar Water Heating
304 Stirling Engines
305 Basic AC-DC Electronics
306 Silicon Solar Panels
307 Thin Film Solar Panels
308 Wind Turbines
309 Inverters
310 Grid Tied and Off Grid
311 Solar Site Survey
312 Solar Site Diagram
313 Sun Path Chart
314 Site Survey Worksheet
315 Wind Turbine Site Survey
316 Wind Turbine Worksheet
400 Solar Thermal Design
401 Solar Heat Overview
402 System Configuration
403 Site Survey
404 SRCC Compliance
405 System Specification
406 Bill of Materials
407 System Installation
408 Solar Heat Incentives
409 Document Package
410 Future Products
500 Solar PV Design
501 Solar PV Overview
502 System Configuration
503 Site Survey
504 Grid Tied & Off Grid
505 System Specification
506 Bill of Materials
507 System Installation
508 Solar PV Incentives
509 Document Package
510 Future Products
600 Wind Turbine Design
601 Wind Turbine Overview
602 System Configuration
603 Site Survey
604 Grid Tied and Off Grid
605 System Specification
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Green Collar Careers - Laundry Appliances

With laundry appliances consuming an average of 6.7% of the electricity used there are other variances to consider which may increase or decrease that factor.  Homes with toddlers or teenage tend to have a much heavier laundry demand.

Electricity is consumed by operating the washer heating the water (if water is electrically heated) and running the dryer (if an electric dryer).   Simple common sense rules go a long way in the laundry room.

Washing Machines
Washing Machines are sized to operate most efficiently with a specific load size.  Too small of a load and energy is wasted.  Too large of a load and energy is wasted by loading down the motor and in the drying cycle.

Not all loads will require the full cycle of cleaning.  A light duty cycle typically takes about 2/3's the power for a heavy duty cycle.

Hot water cycles do very little to remove soil although they help a little bit with disinfecting.  The emphasis is "little bit" as water above 110° is a little more likely to break "bonds" of some bacteria to fabrics.  To be more effective then 110° provides requires much more heat.

Probably one of the best practices is to post set of simple large text guidelines for laundry and washing machine settings near the washing machine - that goes a lot further then most people expect. 

Electric Dryers
Just like water heaters, natural gas is the most cost effective fuel. Electric dryers typically consume 4-5% of the total electric power, and that will vary with the occupant’s lifestyle. Most people tend to overuse dryers simply because they take for granted the task a dryer performs.

Most dryers have settings for “dryness level”. Choosing the lowest level will save about 1-2% of the total power usage.