Appliances in Your Home that Waste Water
There are three home appliances in your Easton house that do more, to up the electricity and water bills than they do with helping around the house. Find out what they are and ways to improve them around the house.
Opt For Dual-Flush, Low-Flush Toilets
In a home with a standard toilet, siphoning is a common method to get rid of waste. A large volume of water enters the toilet bowl after someone uses the flushing lever.
The water then transfers into the siphon tube, and the waste and water go down the drain. When air goes into the tube, the siphoning then stops.
With a dual flush toilet, the hole at the bottom of a toilet bowl is used to wash the waste down the drain. Skipping the siphoning process means less water is needed to flush.
Low-flush toilets also use less water by recognizing the waste in the toilet. With a low-flush toilet, approximately one gallon of water is used to flush liquid wastes and 1.6 gallons to flush solid waste.
Skip Small Loads, Stretch the Laundry
While it may seem easier to just throw a small load in the washer to avoid a bigger project later, it’s tremendously adding to the water bill. Consider investing in an extra pack of undergarments, socks or a few more dress shirts instead of repeatedly washing the same small loads over and over again.
This way, the loads will be bigger and properly utilize the massive amount of water being used to wash, soak and rinse. Or, hand wash small loads and skip the washing machine altogether. Make sure to only use enough bucket water and rinse water to get the clothes clean instead of letting the water continuously run.
Get Clean With Shorter Showers
While there is something very soothing about a nice, long, hot shower, a water-saving shower head uses 7,000 gallons of water versus regular shower heads using as much as 19,000 gallons of water.
It’s not just a matter of letting less water release from your Easton shower heads. People can also conserve water by not turning on the shower until they’re actually standing in the tub or on the shower floor as opposed to letting the water run while shaving, brushing teeth, combing hair, bringing clothes into the restroom and so forth.
Some appliances are just natural winners for helping to conserve water. Other ways to help lower water expenses include changing everyday habits. Investing in both the appliances and the mindset can do wonders to help make homeowners more eco-friendly and financially happy, too.
Now more than ever, conservation doesn’t require a lifestyle change! Call the professionals of Schuler Service at (610) 434-7103 to see how easy it is to conserve water in your Easton, PA home.