Federal Efficiency Standards Result In Less Efficient Washers

As of January, the Department of Energy requires washer makers to use 21% less energy, but some makers are meeting the standards by decreasing how well their products actually wash clothes, according to Consumer Reports.

In several cases, companies achieved the “energy savings” is achieved by decreasing the water temperature. Two GE models actually made the clothes dirtier.

We’re all for reducing energy costs, but it should come in the form of increased efficiency, not decreased performance.

Dirty laundry [Consumer Reports via Marginal Revolution] (Thanks to Bullpen!)
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