The Benefits of a Cold Wash
Whether you do two loads of washing a week or 12 loads a week, there are many benefits of washing clothes with cold water:
1. Helps your clothes last longer
Lightly soiled clothes that you wear every day (and need to wash frequently) should be washed in cold water. This is because the heat can cause damage to your fabrics and fibres*.
2. Reduces your carbon footprint
When you put a load of washing, around 90% of the energy used by your washing machine is needed to heat the water**. That means only 10% goes into running the machine. The simple act of washing clothes in cold water can make a huge difference to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions that contribute to air pollution.
3. Remove stains effectively
If you’re worried that stains won’t come out in a cold wash, that’s not the case with Vanish. From ink stains to stubborn sweat stains, our formula in Vanish Oxi Action Liquid and Vanish Oxi Action Powder can effectively remove stains from your clothes on a 30°C cold cycle. Simply follow the instructions on the pack for the best results.
4. Saves you money
When you wash your clothes in cold water, you save money because you’re not spending as much on electricity to heat up the water.
5. Protects your delicate fabrics
Fabrics like wool, silk and acrylics should be washed in cold water, as there is less chance of damage happening to your most loved garments.