Manufacturers have made tremendous strides in increasing the energy efficiency of clothes washers in recent years. This has been aided by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) minimum efficiency standards, the federal Energy Star program, and efforts of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE). Energy Star and CEE standards are based on a modified energy factor (MEF), which measures the number of cubic feet of laundry that can undergo an entire wash and dry cycle using 1 kWh of electricity. The higher the MEF, the more efficient a washer is.
The water factor (WF) is a measure of the number of gallons of water used per cubic foot of laundry. A lower WF means less water consumption. Energy Star requires a minimum MEF of 2.0 and a maximum WF of 6.0.
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