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Pay-for-use clothes washers

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Buy ENERGY STAR® to save you money!

An ENERGY STAR certified coin-operated or pay-for-use washing machine uses 25% less energy, on average, than a standard model and 45% less water. These types of washing machines are most commonly used in laundromats, apartment buildings and buildings with multiple units. Saving energy saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.

Key features

Pay-for-use clothes washers
  • Internet connectivity, which allows your pay-for-use washing machine to send automatic alarms to users, letting them know when a washer is free or when to move clothes from the washer to the dryer (this feature available on some models).
  • More capacity than conventional washing machines, which makes them gentler on clothes. This also allows users to wash big, bulky items.

Start your research using the Product Finder tool to find and compare ENERGY STAR certified washing machines ENERGY STAR certified washing machines (NOTE: you will be redirected to the US ENERGY STAR website.)

What’s in a label?

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Coin-operated washing machines in Canada can have two labels:

  • The ENERGY STAR symbol means the model is highly energy efficient.
  • The EnerGuide label shows the model’s energy consumption and how it compares to similar models. Learn more about EnerGuide labels for appliances.


All ENERGY STAR certified products are tested to meet strict efficiency specifications and are certified by an independent third party. They perform the same as or better than standard products without compromising performance in any way.

Regulations set the energy efficiency minimum

Coin-operated washing machines are subject to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations, which set a minimum performance standard for their energy efficiency. Find details in the Guide to the Regulations.

The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are trademarks registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and are administered and promoted by Natural Resources Canada.

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