Top 3 Water-Wasting Appliances in Your Home and What You Can Do To Reduce Your Water Use
If you are concerned about high water bills, you may be wondering what steps you can take to reduce water consumption in your home.
While some people will cut back on water usage by watering the lawn less often, washing their car at home less frequently or changing their behavior and habits in other ways, other people are looking for more convenient solutions.
One idea is to identify some of the water-wasting appliances in your home and make a few changes.
Your Old Dishwasher
If you are like many people, you may run a load or two of dishes each day. With each load you wash, you may be using far more water than necessary. This is because older models of dishwashers were not designed with energy-efficiency in mind, and newer models can do the same or an even better job of cleaning your dishes without using so much water. Some dishwashers may reduce water consumption by as much as 15 percent per load in comparison to older models. Running only full loads can also reduce water consumption by the dishwasher.
Your Outdated Washing Machine
Your old washing machine may also be using more water than it needs to with each load. Newer models of washing machines may save you as much as 40 percent of water per load, and this is a considerable savings if you wash laundry frequently like many people do. If your washing machine is older, you can make this switch to enjoy great savings.
In addition, you can also run full loads of laundry to cut down on water consumption by the washing machine.
The Hot Water Heater
The hot water heater will produce the amount of water that you demand through your faucets and shower heads. With this in mind, you could install aerated faucets and shower heads to reduce the amount of hot water that is needed.
In addition, leaks with the hot water heater could result in water waste. Making a point to visibly inspect the hot water heater on a regular basis can help you to identify water leaks before they cost you money.
When you are interested in finding ways to save money on your water bills, these tips can help you to accomplish your goals. You can inspect these features on your home more closely today to determine if the tips will help you to reduce water consumption for savings.
Now more than ever, conservation doesn’t require a lifestyle change! Call the professionals of Albert Nahman Plumbing at (510) 876-9725 to see how easy it is to conserve water in your Berkeley, CA home.