Appliances in Your Home that Waste Water
In no other time have people been so conscious of the energy and water they are wasting in their homes. Appliances are now manufactured to be much more energy-efficient, and it can help to put more money back in your pocket than you might imagine.
The problem however is that many of the older appliances still working in homes across the country are wasting significant amounts of water on a daily basis. Here are the top 3 appliances in your house that waste the most water.
1. The Washing Machine
Most washing machine manufacturers have made significant changes in the way their new machines run. They require less water to wash the same amount of closes, and the running cycles are even less.
This unique combination allows the machine to do more cleaning in less time, all the while using less water to do so. If your Arlington washing machine is more than 5 years old, it is not utilizing the newer technological advances that allow the unit to require less water to run. The other benefit is these washing machines are less expensive today than in recent years.
2. The Dishwasher
Most dishwashers were made to last for many years in the house without issue. These machines that are still running in homes today that were made in the early 2000’s simply are not conserving water as they run.
They drain the water supply with long wash and rinse cycles, often going through double the water a more energy-efficient model would need.
Today the newer dishwashers clean faster and with less water, even minimizing the wash and rinse time to get the most cleaning done in the least amount of time. If your Arlington dishwasher is over 8 years old, shop around today for a more recent model.
3. The Hot Water Heater
Traditional hot water heaters run 24 hours a day to keep several dozen gallons of water hot in that large metal tank. Even if you are not using the hot water, as it burns off, more water is fed to the unit to be heated. This goes on all day and night, all year long. The amount of water wasted by older hot water heaters can really put a strain on your budget.
Consider calling your local plumbing repair company and inquire about the more energy-efficient tankless water heater. They will save you money and drain less of this natural resource.
Now more than ever, conservation doesn’t require a lifestyle change! Call the professionals of The Plumbing Dr. at (703) 525-9280 to see how easy it is to conserve water in your Arlington, VA home.