Appliances in Your Home that Waste Water
Home appliances have made modern life much easier and more enjoyable. However, some appliances in your Wenatchee home, have the potential to waste water. With an increasing emphasis on conserving fresh water and the increasing cost of municipal water, conserving water is an important consideration.
By understanding how some appliances waste water, consumers can take action to reduce the amount of water used in their homes.
Water Heater Not Properly Working
Water heaters are responsible for significant water waste. Water heaters heat and hold hot water for use in the home. When a hot water faucet is closed, it traps water between the faucet and the water heater.
As the water sits there, it cools down to the temperature of the air surrounding the pipe. When hot water is again needed, the faucet is turned on and all of the water trapped between the faucet and the water heater must be sent down the drain unused until the heated water from the tank arrives at the faucet.
One way to end this waste is by installing instant water heaters at the faucet. These devices heat the water right at faucet, eliminating the water that would be otherwise wasted by a traditional heating system.
Dishwasher Could Waste Water
In most cases, dishwashers can wash a large load of dishes using less water than would be needed when washing by hand. However, dishwashers can use excess amounts of water when washing smaller amounts of dishes or when being operated in a less than efficient manner. Modern dishwashers come with a wide variety of settings.
It is important for those who are operating the dishwasher in their Wenatchee home, to understand how to properly use the settings. By changing the settings to conform to the load being washed, a modern dishwasher is able to clean dishes in an efficient manner with minimal water usage.
Garbage Disposal Water Waste
Garbage disposals are convenient devices that allow households to dispose of food leftovers such as chicken skins and apple peels. By disposing of these items in a disposal instead of the trash, the amount of trash is reduced and the home’s trash cans do not have to carry the unpleasant odor of decomposing food. However, garbage disposals are meant to be operated with the water running to prevent clogs.
The disposal also needs to be regularly flushed with water to keep it clean. The best way to minimize water usage in a garbage disposal is to upgrade an older model to a newer one that is designed to conserve both water and electric.
Maintaining a garbage disposal according to manufacturer recommendations will help the disposal to work properly and avoid using unneeded water.
Now more than ever, conservation doesn’t require a lifestyle change! Call the professionals of Allied Plumbing & Pumps at (509) 662-6622 to see how easy it is to conserve water in your Wenatchee, WA home.