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Turn off overhead and task lights when not in use.

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Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.


Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.

Benefits of High-Efficiency Clothes Washers


Save Money on Water, Energy and Detergent

High-efficiency clothes washers:

  • use up to 50% less water and energy
  • are gentle on clothes since they are tumbled rather than agitated
  • use 2/3 less detergent
  • rinse detergent out more thoroughly
  • can wash large and bulky items like quilts, pillows and sleeping bags
  • extend the life of clothes because there is no agitator

How Much Money Can I Save?

High-efficiency washing machines cost more to purchase, but less to operate. Typical consumers save $50 - $90 a year for electricity, water and wastewater charges.

The cost difference can be recovered in just three years.