Top 3 Water-Wasting Appliances in Your Home and What You Can Do To Reduce Your Water Use
With so much attention on conservation efforts lately, now is a great time to consider which appliances in your home are wasting the most amount of water.
Any combination of two or more of these appliances can mean that you are literally flushing your money down the drain each month. Consider these top three water-wasting appliances and what you can do to reduce wasting all that water.
1. The Bathroom Toilets
Depending on how many toilets you have in your home, these units can easily waste gallons of water each day when not running effectively. Defective and worn parts in the tank can cause the pressure to dump water into the toilet all day long, adding up to much higher water bills each month.
Contact you local plumbing repair company and inquire about the installation of low-flow toilets. These units use a fraction of the water to remove the same waste when the toilet is flushed.
2. The Hot Water Heater
The hot water heater is responsible for keeping the water temperature hot 24 hours a day. When the tank is not working properly, it will run longer and harder, burning off water more quickly and wasting dozens of gallons of water. Consider having a local plumber install a new tankless water heater to reduce the amount of water you are wasting.
These new system only heat the water as needed, reducing both the wasting of water and the need for energy to heat the water. Even a new traditional tank water heater is more energy-efficient than models released only a few years ago.
3. The Washing Machine
Many washing machines that were installed over 5 years ago are not as energy-efficient as the ones being manufactured today. The newer washing machines not only need less energy to run, they use less water to get your clothes clean.
Energy star rated washing machines can reduce your water consumption each time you do the laundry and reduce your water bill each year by hundreds of dollars. Th way the newer washing machines work is they take in less water, cleaning the clothes in a fraction of the water.
If you are not able to make changes to these appliances yourself, make certain to call a local plumbing professional and allow them to recommend the best water saving units. Once you decide, the plumber can install the appliance quickly for you.
Now more than ever, conservation doesn’t require a lifestyle change! Call the professionals of Heidler Plumbing at (410) 268-7191 to see how easy it is to conserve water in your Annapolis, MD home.