I hear people saying how much money they're saving since they bought one of the new frt. load washing machines. Our machine is 20 years old so we looked at machines while we were out today. The one thing I noticed was the energy useage/expense tag said this was based on 8 loads of wash a week. When I mentioned this to the salesperson they said they do more loads than that a week. I asked how many in their family and she said 4, we have 4 also with 2 being teenagers and we do 3 loads a week. The price of the whiz bang washers was in the $900-$1200 range, the normal Whirlpool or Maytag was $290-$390. How much wash do you do and how much money do you save?