Washing at a warm temperature isn’t the only option for a thorough cleansing, cold washes can clean just as well if you use the right detergent.
Doing your laundry at the right temperature will give you the best results for your laundry.
Just a little summary: Warm washes are best for durable or heavily soiled garments to kill germs and bacteria and remove mould. Whereas, cold washes are best for lightly soiled garments, delicates and coloured clothes.
Of course, there are downsides for washing at either temperature…
Warm washes can:
- Cause colours to fade
- Damage delicate/ light fabrics
- Shrink clothes
- Use more energy= higher bills!
With cold washes, killing bacteria or germs can be limited but as mentioned previously, it can still do a good job at cleaning your clothes with the right detergent.
Here’s a quick illustration demonstrating the best fabrics to wash at the best temperatures.
Cold cycle wash (30° and below)
Warm cycle wash (40° and above)
And there you have it! An easy guide you can come back to when in doubt about what temperature you should wash your load at.
Then again, if in ‘double doubt’, you know Laundryheap is here to help!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comment section 🙂