A couple of weeks ago, newsrooms across the country announced that South Africans would have to dig deeper into their pockets as energy prices are set to rise again. In light of the announcement, HL chatted to specialist laundry dryer, Spindel, who gave us their top five tips to ease the energy burden:
- Do not use hot water for the wash cycle. With the right type of detergent and pre-soaking, even greasy stains can be removed with cold water.
- Load your washing machine to capacity. Studies have found that most people tend to under-load rather than overload the washing machine.
- When tumble drying, load similar fabrics together – i.e. wool fibre takes far longer to dry than cotton.
- Use the Spindel laundry dryer instead of tumble drying. A few minutes in the Spindel will leave your thinner and synthetic fabrics with just enough moisture to iron straight away. Thicker garments can be hung up neatly for that last bit of moisture to dry in a fraction of the time and with fewer wrinkles (less ironing).
- Use Spindel to shorten your tumble dryer cycle by up to 70% – saving a huge amount of electricity and reducing heat damage to your fabrics.
Spindel is available at selected appliance stores at a recommended retail price of R2 099 with a 12 month warranty. For more information, visit spindel.co.za.