High Efficiency (HE) laundry detergent is specially formulated for HE washing machines, which use less water than regular washers. You should never use regular detergent in an HE machine due to differences in how they suspend soils and dyes in water and the amount of suds generated. Every top-notch laundromat today offers high-efficiency machines that use less water, less detergent and save you both time and money. if you want to use the high-efficiency wash machines you need HE detergent. When shopping for laundry detergent, look for the “HE” symbol on the container or packaging to ensure the detergent is made for your HE washer. The HE symbol is comprised of a lowercase “h” and “e” inside a circle.

Is high-efficiency detergent more expensive?

Yes, it will cost more, but you can use less and avoid re-washing clothes. Most high-efficiency washers have automatic detergent dispensers. Read the High-Efficiency washer’s instructions on how to fill the dispensers. Traditional detergents are formulated to work with more water in traditional washing machines, they create excess suds in HE washers, which can: Interfere with how the washers work and even void the warranty. Never use anything but HE detergent in High-Efficiency Washing Machines.

Check to see if your laundromat is an eco-friendly laundromat

If they are they will have high-efficiency washing machines. The benefits of using high-efficiency washers use less water. A high-efficiency washer uses approximately 11-14 gallons per load on average, while a regular washer uses double that amount at approximately 27 gallons. High-efficiency washers also include other useful features such as a built-in faucet, speed cycle, steam function, and deep fill setting that raises the water line within the drum to accommodate larger loads. However, to make sure you have the best results with your laundry, use a HE machine and always use HE detergents. They cause fewer bubbles and are formulated to hold soil in suspension in a lower volume of water so that it is not re-deposited onto your clean clothes. High-efficiency detergents are very effective and the best option for high-efficiency washers.

How much HE laundry detergent should you use?

When using HE detergent in a regular washer, you’ll need about 1/4 cup for a normal-sized load. There might be fewer suds, but you’ll still get a good clean. For a normal-sized load in a high-efficiency washing machine, the recommended HE detergent amount is usually 2 tablespoons. Load size is important. Add detergent based on the size of the load, but don’t use more than two tablespoons or the excess won’t rinse out. If your load is small, cut back the detergent. A half-load gets one tablespoon instead of two. Remember, using too much HE laundry detergent can lead to other various problems like clothes soiled with detergent, stiff and scratchy fabrics, and so on.

Every top-notch laundromat today offers has high-efficiency machines that use less water, less detergent and save you both time and money.

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About 24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat

24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat is a self serve coin laundry, with a variety of washing and drying options. We have large capacity equipment, perfect for blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, and more. We are owned and operated by a Meadowthorpe resident and have better washers and more drying capacity than ever before. We offer customers a clean, safe, and dependable place to get your laundry clean. We also have Free WiFi, snacks, drinks, and laundry supplies available for your convenience.
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