Doing The Numbers

Reblogging because it’s seriously important to always be skeptical and do some numbers. Or ask somebody who knows about things to do the numbers with you.

The Arts Mechanical

My electronic friend and Science fiction author Sarah Hoyt wrote in her blog about the travails of purchasing a washing machine.

To Your Unwashed Clothes Go

She encounters a saleswoman who insists that Sarah should buy another washer because it will “save water.”  Reading the blog, it turns out that A. Sarah has had washers with water saving features and a skin condition.  That meant that she was rinsing the clothes five or six times, which is hardly saving water.  To say nothing of essentially having to run the washing machine continuously which hardly saved energy. But the only thing the saleswoman could understand was the water waste.

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