Energy costs are continuously rising and laundry is one area where you can really cut back on consumption. Here are some energy saving laundry tips from Spindel, the specialist laundry dryer that removes up to 80% of residual moisture from fabrics in just 3 minutes. Spindel uses 100 times less energy than tumble drying – in fact, the energy consumption of a 3 minute cycle in the Spindel is equivalent to using a 60 Watt light bulb for just 15 minutes!
Tip 1: Do not use hot water for the wash cycle. With the right type of detergent and pre-soaking, even greasy stains can be removed with cold water.
Tip 2: Load your washing machine to capacity. Studies have found that most people tend to under-load rather than overload the washing machine.
Tip 3: When tumble drying, load similar fabrics together – i.e. wool fibre takes far longer to dry than cotton.
Tip 4: Use the Spindel laundry dryer instead of tumble drying. A few minutes in the Spindel will leave your thinner and synthetic fabrics with just enough moisture to iron straight away. Thicker garments can be hung up neatly for that last bit of moisture to dry in a fraction of the time and with fewer wrinkles (less ironing).
Tip 5: Use Spindel to shorten your tumble dryer cycle by up to 70% – saving a huge amount of electricity and reducing heat damage to your fabrics.
Spindel is available at selected appliance stores at a recommended retail price of R2 099 with a 12 month warranty. For more information, visit www.spindel.co.za
Spindel is a specialist laundry dryer that uses spin power instead of heat to remove up to 80% of moisture from fabrics in just 3 minutes. Plus, it uses 100 times less energy than a tumble dryer! It also extracts residual detergent and mineral deposits from fabrics, so laundry dries cleaner and feels better too. Spindel can be used with machine or hand-washed laundry and is safe for all fabrics. For more information visit www.spindel.co.za