The primary purpose for our shopping for a new, energy-efficient washer/dryer combo is that very soon we will be doing lots of loads of laundry involving cloth diapers. [NOTE: This will be the subject of an upcoming post. We are starting to use the cloth diapers tomorrow]. We are told that older generation washers can use up to 50 gallons of water for one load of laundry. Our new washer uses about 9. In addition, new washers are able to finish a load in half the time (ours, 18 minutes to be exact) it takes older washers to do so. Modern dryers are also much more efficient, since they come with state-of-the-art sensors in them that help stop the dryer from running longer than needed. These advancements are very impressive. Adding Boston's diapers to our laundry will now be much less of a burden - financial and otherwise - and will allow us to do our part in preserving the environment.
Yay for us,