Did you know that older washing machines normally use 29-45 gallons of water per load?! That's a lot of water. Compare that to modern, energy efficient washers that come closer to 5 gallons of water per load.
So what kind of washing machine is reasonably priced, will last a little while, and is also energy efficient? After a little research this is our conclusion.
Look for washers that have the Energy Star recommendation. Energy Star is a widely recognized and trusted label on products that claims to prevent climate change by meeting strict energy-efficiency requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). You also will want to look for front loaders. Normally these are the most energy efficient. And also remember, that even though there's the initial price tag, there is also the additional cost of operation. Saving energy also saves you money in the long run!
LG Electronics offers many energy star washer models. Electrolux also overs a large selection of energy efficient models, while Samesung's selection of large capacity washing machines also have high ratings and reasonable price ranges.
SPECIFIC WASHING MACHINES:
1. LG's WM3180CW is a 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Front Load Washer with a 4.1 star review and costs $699. It's Energy Star approved.
2. Electrolux's EFLW417SIW Front Load Washer with LuxCare™ Wash is 4.3 Cu. Ft. is Energy star approved and costs $899.
3. Samsung's WF5300 is 4.5 cf FL washer with a 4.6 review rating and
VRT Plus™ Technology - which reduces vibration 40% more than standard washers. Energy Efficient, and costs $852