Our society is becoming more environmentally conscious, and as a result, manufacturers have started developing more Earth-friendly products. Front-loading washers are the clear choice for anyone looking to cut back on water usage, since regular washing machines use about 40 gallons (151 liters) of water per load. By comparison, front-loading models use only 20 to 25 gallons (94 liters) because the drum only has to be partially filled to wash clothes. It's quite a savings, so even if your old-school, top-loading washer isn't quite on its last legs, it's worth thinking about trading it in for a front-loading machine. If nothing else, you'll see a significantly decreased water bill.