How to Reduce Water Consumptionfor Your Appliances

Hints and Tips for reducing water consumption with your appliances

Understand what appliance you need before buying

Choosing a water efficient product will cut your water costs

No two households are the same, so when choosing a new appliance, it’s important to do a little research to determine the appropriate appliance for your requirements. When choosing a product, consider the following:

  • How often will you use it, and what size will suit your household? Determining your exact requirements will go a long way to maximizing the water efficiency of your appliance. Too big an appliance will use far more water than necessary; too small an appliance will require more frequent use, which will also increase water consumption.
  • Use the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) website to compare the water use and efficiency of different models. Front loaders are generaly more efficient than top loaders. However, a number of water efficient top loaders are now on the market. You can save over 50 Liter or more with every load, making you use less detergent (saving even more money).

It’s no secret that running a household is a costly exercise, and we’re all looking to save money where we can. The good news is, it’s easy to save money on energy and water bills, simply by being smart about the appliances you choose for your home. Here is our advice for choosing water-efficient products for your household.

Shop Around

To make sure you get the best possible value for money, as well as helping the environment through water-efficient products, is to shop around for advice and quotes from more than one source.

  • Talk to a variety of suppliers about your options. Having more than one quote will give you a range of options when it comes time to choose your new appliance, which means you can make the best possible choice for your household.
  • Make sure to ask suppliers about additional costs (like new fittings).
  • Talk to a licensed plumber about what sort of appliance would be most suitable for your home.
  • Check the warranties for a range of different models, as these can differ greatly.

Do Some Research

It’s important to stay well informed when it comes to water consumption. Even once you’ve found the best appliance for your needs and had it installed, there are still ways to reduce water consumption around your home. You can find a great resource for reducing water consumption in your household here.

We all want to reduce our household costs; reducing our water consumption not only helps us do that, but benefits the environment as well. Talk to an expert at Brisbane Whitegoods Factory Outlet today about a water-efficient appliance for your home.

After you have installed your appliances

Washing Machine water efficiency

Your laundry can be a potential high level water consumption area but there are a few things you can do to help improving water efficiency here:

  • If you can, change the water level on the machine, so it is suitable for the size of load. Only wash full loads and set them to economy cycles.
  • Use the suds saver function if your machine has one. Normally a machine with two drains have the suds saver function. Read more about suds saver.
  • Use cold water washes to save energy, just make sure the wash is adequate.
  • Talk to your plumber and local council and find out how you can redirect the wash water to other uses, such as flushing the toilet.

Dishwasher water efficiency

Having a high WELS star rated dishwasher model use less than half the water of some older model. Some the highest star rated dishwashers can use less than 1L per place setting. It is hard to even do the dishes by hand using this much water

These simple tricks keep the water consumption down while doing dishes

  • Stop yourself from rinsing before washing. Instead scrape food remains into bin or a compost.
  • Use the plug and don’t let the tap run continuously.
  • Save water and energy by only running the dishwasher when the load is full

We all want to reduce our household costs; reducing our water consumption not only helps us do that, but benefits the environment as well. Talk to an expert at Brisbane Whitegoods Factory Outlet today about a water-efficient appliance for your home.