Just how efficient are high-efficiency ASKO washing machines? [Infographic]

The effort by Californians to reduce water consumption during this infernal drought has been nothing short of extraordinary. Although Governor Brown’s water conservation mandate of 25% may have seemed impossible when it took effect, we have actually reduced water use by 26.3% in the six months since. But don’t pop the champagne bottles, we’re nowhere near out of this drought yet.

If you are looking to continue or increase your contribution to water conservation, to help return this great state to its former glory, you should consider upgrading your washing machine. In the average household of four people, washing laundry can account for up to 40% of overall water consumption![1] Check out our infographic to learn more about how your choice of washing machine contributes to the water reduction effort:

How Your Washing Machine Impacts the California Drought Effort

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ASKO Family Washers, in addition to a five-star WELS (Water Efficiency Labeling and Standards) rating, are also five-star Energy Star certified. ASKO’s residential washing machines use only 150 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year, which is 223 kWh/yr less than a standard washing machine.[2] That difference is the equivalent of 165 lbs of coal burned.[3]

If all of California used an ASKO washing machine, we would also reduce energy use by 2,062,584,363 kWh /year. That’s the equivalent of taking 299,423 cars off the road for an entire year![4]

How are ASKO Family Washers able to save so much water and energy?

Unlike other washers that only take in cold water and heat it to the desired temperature, ASKO washing machines have both hot and cold-water connections. ASKO washers mix that hot and cold water to achieve the selected temperature, saving time, water and energy by reducing cycle time and energy costs in heating.[5]

And, as if their energy and water efficiency were not eco-friendly enough, all ASKO components that weigh more than 50 grams are also labeled for recycling.[6] If you care about your footprint, there is no better choice than an ASKO washing machine.

If you are a current ASKO washing machine owner, congratulations on your smart investment! Your contribution to the water conservation effort is greatly appreciated. If you ever have any questions about maintaining your ASKO washer, or need to have it serviced, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Box Appliance, ASKO’s Premier Partner in Southern California and the San Francisco / Monterey Bay Areas.

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[1] http://www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org/Residential_Clothes_Washer_Introduction.aspx

[2] https://www.energystar.gov/products/appliances/clothes_washers and http://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-clothes-washers/details/2244471

[3] http://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator

[4] http://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator

[5] http://www.asko.com.au/products/5249/w6884eco

[6] http://www.asko.com.au/products/5257