Remodeling a laundry room for water conservation is a good way to update your laundry room and conserve water. With outmoded plumbing, old appliances and water hogging features, an old laundry room is a water eating monster. Use these tips and advice for a laundry room makeover for water conservation.
Nearly twenty five percent of water consumption in your home goes to washing clothes. It can be even more when you own an older model washing machine. Today’s modern washing machines use nearly half that amount.
When purchasing a new washing machine, take a look at the front loading machines. Front loading washers use about forty percent less water per load than top loading machines. Also look for a washing machine model with an adjustable water level. This can help you to control the water level for full or small loads.
While there are many models of washing machines that are EnergyStar approved, it certainly doesn’t mean it’s the top of the line in water conservation. EnergyStar is a government rating system that many times rates products to there minimum level of conservation. Many models have far superior water conservation abilities than described by EnergyStar. Look instead for a low WF (water factor) and low MEF (modified energy factor).
Sinks or lavatories used in the laundry room can also be water eaters, if you let them. Start by installing a low-flow aerator to reduce water use by nearly half. An aerator will add air to the water, allowing you to still keep the same water pressure while using much less water.
When hot water is used for laundry, it can help get your clothes extra clean. By installing an energy-efficient tankless water heater, you can reduce the need to use large amounts of water to fill an outdated water tank. Hot water on demand allows less water to be heated and wasted.