Online Usage Calculator – Clothes Washer

Calculate the ENERGY cost of your Clothes Washer

An ENERGY STAR® clothes washer uses 37% less energy than a standard washer. (www.energystar.com).  Washing with cold water, washing full loads, and selecting a shorter wash cycle can also save additional utility dollars!  For additional savings, use the calculator below to see the savings when you shift washer use from on-peak to off-peak hours.


How it works:

  1. Select the type of washer you own
  2. Enter the number of loads you wash per week
  3. Select the number of loads you run during the peak hours

How it adds up:

  • See the number of loads you run off-peak.  The great the number, the greater your savings
  • See your annual energy use and cost when operating your clothes washer
  • If you run loads during peak hours, see the amount you will save if you shift to off-peak (note:  Calculator assumes some typical use is during peak hours.  If all you use is already off -peak, no additional savings will show)
  • If you use a standard washer, see how much more you can save a year by purchasing an Energy Star clothes washer.