Can I Wash in Cold Water Exclusively?
For many stains, hot or cold water is fine to use, so some homeowners are starting to switch to washing in cold water for their everyday laundry. This not only helps to conserve energy but also cuts down energy bills in the long term.
So, is washing in cold water effective? Generally speaking, yes, it is OK to switch to cold water. Good-quality detergents, such as Persil small & mighty, are specially designed to wash effectively at lower temperatures, making it a viable option for most washes. But it’s important to keep in mind that some stains will require a higher temperature to get them out completely. It’s also worth noting that underwear and baby clothes should be washed at a higher temperature for proper sanitisation.
Still not sure if cold or hot water is better for stains? Unfortunately, there’s no definitive answer. The truth is, it depends on the stain, the fabric, and your preferences for ‘going green’. Use the tips above to help you make the right choice when treating future stains.