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Environment-Friendly Tips: Save Water During Your Washing Cycles

Environment-Friendly Tips: Save Water During Your Washing Cycles
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More and more each year the civilization tends to lower the water waste. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that an average US home spends about three hundred gallons of water daily. This doesn't only include taking showers, handwashing, and similar but the appliance usage also. And the main responsible ones for this fact are our laundry washers and dishwashers. We've been through environmental protection issues many times, but when it comes to saving water in the process here's how you can scrape up a few bucks and make one more green good deed.

Full Loads

You should be sure that your washing cycle wastes water if you don't fill your laundry washer or dishwasher properly. Figuring out just how much laundry or dishes should we put into our washer can surely be stressful, but practicing this can be helpful to both you and the environment. A full load is the only thing that will ensure the least water and energy is used during the washing cycle. While you're taking care of washing a full load, you should also be aware not to overload the washer, therefore, plan well the next time you're about to do your dishes or laundry. It will very soon become a normal routine.

Program Settings Make a Difference

On the other hand, not everyone has a lot of dishes, and they need to wash smaller loads, but there's a way to handle this too without wasting a lot of water or energy. If you need to do something like this, you don't have to set your washer to high temperature or high volume. From this example, we may see that the wrong program not only wastes water and energy but also wastes our time. There are washing machines and dishwashers on the market that include sensor technology. This technology makes it possible for the washing cycle to reach the most impossible parts of your dishes. Otherwise, you have to adjust your settings well, and this rule implies for both laundry washers and dishwashers. As fabrics are different, they require various temperatures, some of them cold water, or shorter cycles.

Measuring Laundry Detergent

This doesn't sound very logical at first, but in fact, the amount of laundry detergent you use for a washing cycle has a direct impact on the amount of water spent during the cycle. If you use too much laundry detergent there's going to be too much foam, and it may extend the washing cycle, especially if you own a high-efficiency washer. If you've splurged for a high-efficiency washer, make sure you purchase a compatible high-efficiency laundry detergent and make sure to read what's the suggested amount you should use per load. Also, when more detergent than regular is used, you'll end up with detergent stains on your clothes, therefore you'll be spending more water and electricity to wash them again.

Bye to the Old, Hi to the New

Appliance technology evolves daily and even the period of one year can bring numerous upgrades in their performance. When the period of ten years passes by, the difference will be huge. Also, depending on the brand and the model, some of your appliances may start working less efficiently after a decade or more. With modern laundry washers or dishwashers, you'll be sure that you're saving much more water and electricity. Don't forget another hint - you can always turn to Energy Star rating for the model suggestion. In comparison to older washers, the newer models use approximately 40% less water. Plus, you'll probably be getting a few more conveniences like less noisy cycles and multiple features, which gives it more reasons for you to upgrade your washing system.

We hope you'll be taking care of our planet even more and try to save some water and energy by using our suggestions. If the last one is your favorite solution, we're here for you again. At Townappliance.com we carry a vast array of high-end washing machines and dishwashers from the world's most famous brands and our highly professional and experienced team from customer service will help you with any information you may need.

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Daniel Kraftmann

Seasoned professional with a background in mechanical engineering, boasts over a decade of invaluable experience in the dynamic world of e-commerce.

For the past five years, he has dedicated his expertise to the appliance industry, becoming well-versed in the intricacies of home appliances, their cutting-edge technology, and ever-evolving features.

As a passionate mechanical engineering enthusiast, Daniel keeps a vigilant eye on emerging trends and innovations in the appliance sector. With a profound understanding of both the engineering principles and the consumer demands, he brings a unique blend of knowledge and practical insight to his blogs.

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