- Use less hot water for the laundry – The laundry usually requires a lot of hot water, the quantity of which, however, can be reduced after all. If you often wash your clothes by hand, then you probably know how much hot water is necessary for this process. You can try to change that by trying to use cold water instead. The washing machine is ordinarily the better choice, but if it’s only one or two things, then better wash them by hand with cold water.
- Wash the dishes with cold water when possible – Like every other person, you probably also have to deal with a sink full of dishes on a daily basis. What you don’t notice, however, is that for the cleaning of those items you waste a lot of hot water which is not necessary. It is always better to use your dishwasher because it is more efficient. If you can’t, then just try to use cold water instead of hot when washing by hand. You can still use hot water for the greasy plates and other things which are harder to clean.
- Replace the old dishwasher and other appliances – Like we already mentioned, the dishwasher can be very helpful in the household as an energy-efficient appliance. If you have an older model, however, it is probably time to replace it. The new models use less energy and less hot water than the others and because of that they are recommended by many specialists for green homes. It is better to select shorter cycles for the full loads because this will help you reduce your water bill faster.
It is incredible how much money you can save when you start paying attention to the details in the simple things you do every day like the cleaning, for example. By reducing the usage of hot water for the usual tasks which you perform, you will learn to be more thrifty when it comes to other things as well. The cleaning will become an easier process for you and you will be certain that you are doing it in a way which will help you save a lot of energy and money now and in the future.Photo Credit: Flicker