Friday, August 10, 2007

Green Washing Machine Info

I have been getting ready to buy a new washer/dryer set and have been doing tons of research on the matter. The new front-loader types appeal to me because they will save me a bundle on my outrageous water and sewage bills while helping out the environment. It is a total win-win situation.

The front-loaders are a little low to the ground and for an extra few hundred bucks you can get these platforms that raise them up a bit. A friend warned me about using these platforms, as they will require a change in plumbing. I am going to save hundreds of dollars and use my existing connections, keeping the machines on the floor. Who would have thought bending down could be so economical?

Update: Not using the bases at all is that much more stuff that won't end up in a landfill some day.

My grandma used a washboard for most of her life, sometimes I wish I had her level of commitment.

1 comment:

Wayne said...

How would they require you to change the plumbing? Don't you use flexible hoses to connect them to the wall? We are required to use flexible hose between the wall and the clothes washer due to earthquakes in California.