10.5 - CLOTHES WASHER
  Number of households by size of household
Two members Three members Four or more members Not stated
Households with a clothes washer
Yes 3,990,699 A 2,013,456 A 3,028,985 A 693,797 A
No 410,554 A U U U
Not stated U U
Type of clothes washer
Standard top-loading 2,507,431 A 1,080,626 A 1,324,295 A 414,798 A
Standard front-loading 1,060,761 A 788,736 A 1,517,920 A 180,355 M
Washer/dryer combination with top-loading washer 92,751 M U U U
Washer/dryer combination with front-loading washer 162,346 M U 99,269 M U
Other U U U
Don't know U
Not stated 133,520 M U U U
Size of the clothes washer
Mini (compact - less than 45 L/10 gal.) 202,740 M U U U
Standard (full size - greater than or equal to 45 L/10 gal.) 3,669,747 A 1,866,814 A 2,774,976 A 518,114 A
Don't know 62,560 M U U U
Not stated U U U U
Age of the clothes washer
5 years or less 1,496,050 A 908,483 A 1,582,720 A 265,828 M
6 to 10 years 1,128,524 A 610,278 A 827,340 A 187,148 M
11 to 15 years 728,686 A 236,564 A 357,525 A U
16 to 20 years 229,800 A 81,909 M 101,845 M U
21 to 25 years 128,436 M U U U
26 years or more 51,165 M U U U
Don't know 154,880 M U U U
Not stated 92,550 M U U U
Households with an ENERGY STAR® clothes washer
Yes 1,927,550 A 1,196,386 A 1,953,342 A 282,768 M
No 837,107 A 373,614 A 385,350 A 222,764 M
Don't know 716,127 A 290,373 A 385,265 A U
Not stated 529,306 A 153,082 M 305,027 A 114,231 M
Water temperature used most for washing clothes
Hot 170,016 M U 75,094 M U
Cold 2,281,960 A 1,166,492 A 1,770,990 A 340,813 M
Warm 1,454,004 A 736,084 A 1,132,209 A 277,506 M
Don't know U U U U
Not stated 96,231 M U U U
Water temperature used most for rinsing clothes
Hot 62,402 M U U U
Cold 3,253,733 A 1,661,844 A 2,425,490 A 464,994 A
Warm 580,316 A 248,684 A 467,779 A 178,447 M
Don't know U U U U
Not stated U U U U
Loads of clothes washed in an average winter week
One or less 352,667 A U U U
Two to three 1,845,490 A 576,617 A 452,485 A 349,380 M
Four to seven 1,466,349 A 987,943 A 1,488,891 A 182,698 M
More than seven 168,257 A 236,717 A 864,761 A U
Don't know 66,872 M 98,118 M 148,407 M U
Not stated 110,454 M U U U
Loads of clothes washed in an average summer week
One or less 326,509 A U U U
Two to three 1,702,168 A 594,674 A 614,732 A 339,593 M
Four to seven 1,600,375 A 945,984 A 1,376,612 A 212,747 M
More than seven 200,670 A 280,305 A 819,145 A U
Don't know 87,627 M 100,993 M 168,095 M U
Not stated U U U U

Note:

Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Legend:

The letter beside each estimate classifies its quality as follows: A–Acceptable, M–Use with caution, U–Too unreliable to be published.

Source:

2011 Survey of Household Energy Use