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Wash at 30ºC

Learn more about washing at low temperatures


By washing your clothes at 30°C you not only save on your energy bills but you’ll also shrink your carbon footprint. There’s no need to worry about your clothes not washing properly on a lower temperature as most washing detergents are designed to work perfectly on cooler temperatures.


In Europe 37.65 billion laundry washes are done every year, with only 30% of loads being washed at 30 degrees or lower.  Heating water in your washing machine uses a great deal of energy but by washing your clothes at 30°C you could save 45Kg of CO2 a year.


Other advantages to washing your clothes at 30°C include:

  • Longer lasting clothes

  • Brighter colours for longer

  • Reduced risk of shrinkage

Saving money….hot water and energy cost money. 85% of the energy used during a 60°C wash goes into heating the water!


Well, this one is pretty straight forward. Simply turn the temperature dial down to 30°C.

As for the washing powder, modern detergents are designed to work perfectly at 30°C, so your clothes should emerge as fresh and clean as ever.

If your washing machine doesn’t have a 30°C setting then it’s probably time to upgrade to an AAA rated machine.

What else can you do?

There are a few other laundry-related good deeds you can do while you’re at it:

  • Always wait until you have a full load

  • Use eco-friendly detergent

  • Hang your laundry to dry naturally