I really am bad at making sure I post on Friday's. Oh well.
Washing your clothes-
Unless you’re dealing with some really serious stains, there’s not much benefit to washing your clothes in hot water (and it will make them shrink more). A good detergent and a cold-water wash can get your clothes just as clean, and switching to cold washes could save a staggering 85% of the energy used per load.
Also if you're looking to buy a new washer try to look for washing machines with Energy Star's seal of approval. They are guaranteed to consume far less energy.
or buy this