The following tips can help you reduce your energy consumption the next time you do laundry!
Wash your clothes in cold water using cold-water detergents whenever possible.
Wash and dry full loads. If you are washing a small load, use the appropriate water-level setting.
Don't over-dry your clothes. If your machine has a moisture sensor, use it.
Clean the lint screen in the dryer after every load to improve air circulation and prevent fire hazards.
Periodically, use the long nozzle tip on your vacuum cleaner to remove the lint that collects below the lint screen in the lint screen slot of your clothes dryer.
Periodically inspect your dryer vent to ensure it is not blocked. This will save energy and may prevent a fire.
Consider air-drying clothes on clothes lines or drying racks.