Haier: Lessen water and energy use with a new washer

This Energy Star-rated high efficiency washer uses just 24 gallons of water for a normal wash.

A pretty machine with pretty significant energy savings. Haier America

Many traditional agitator washers use about 48 gallons of water for a normal wash cycle. That's a lot of water. But short of washing your clothes in the creek, what exactly are you supposed to do?

Haier has come up with a way to lower water and energy usage with a new top-loading machine that uses just 24 gallons of water for a normal wash, and improves timing on the quick cycle. The Encore washing machine uses a shower rinse system that showers clothes with water, then spins and drains simultaneously, saving water on every load while removing more detergent, soil, and irritants than other machines.

Dual Drive technology keeps your clothes tumbling rapidly so they don't tangle. Tangling stretches clothes and shortens their longevity. A floating tub system controls tension so the machine can balance the load effectively, sparing you that annoying buzzer.

The best part? The machine is Energy Star rated, so it's helping to keep you and the planet clean.
About the author

    Abbi Perets has been writing about technology and family and consumer issues for over ten years. Her work has been featured in print and on the Web, and she has taught courses on consumer and business electronics for HP, Sony, AOL, and other companies. Abbi has also written extensively about business technology for Tech Republic, Gantthead, and other tech sites. Abbi's passion for home appliances stems from the kitchen remodel she managed in her new home in Houston, TX where she lives with her husband and four children.


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