Thursday, 31 July 2014

How To Ensure That You Are Saving Water And Energy - Brought To You By Finish


It is no secret that I cannot live without my dishwasher. I use it every day and sometimes twice a day on the weekends. It does concern me that I may be wasting water and electricity and have always figured that it uses just as much water to wash dishes by hand three or four times a day in order to have a kitchen that is clean and tidy. Packing dishes in the dishwasher through out the day is far easier and the kitchen looks tidy with all the dirty dishes "hidden away". Here are some energy saving tips brought to you by Finish that can help you save water and energy when using your dishwasher.



HOW TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE SAVING WATER AND ENERGY 
Sure, nowadays household dish-washing machine manufacturers are doing their utmost best to make energy and water consuming appliances as efficient on utilities as possible, however, that doesn't mean there’s nothing you can do to further help your appliances be even more efficient. This post identifies some tips you can use to ensure you are saving the maximum amount of water and energy with your dishwasher. The invention of dishwashers has surely made dish-washing more bearable than in the past. But we now need to think deeper than just the convenience of dishwashers. Some of us hardly think about the need to save water and energy especially when it comes to household appliances such as dishwashers. You may be thinking how you could even begin saving water or energy with an appliance that needs both. Before we get into this, ensure that when buying or considering to buy a dishwasher, be mindful of the size and the energy label of the dishwasher, as this is one factor that can make a dramatic difference on the amount of energy and water consumed in your household. Here are 5 tips on how you can reduce the energy your dishwasher uses.

 5 Energy Reducing Tips for your dishwasher 


1. Fill it up 
You don’t need to run your dishwasher with every set of dishes. To ensure that you make the most of your dish-washing liquid, water and energy, it is best to fully load the dishwasher before running it to start washing. However, just keep in mind that an overloaded dishwasher cannot work effectively.

 2.Pre-rinsing is unnecessary 
We know that dirty dishes after washing, can be one of the most frustrating things, hence the perceived need for a pre-rinse. With modern dishwashers, this is no longer the case. All that you have to do is to ensure that the dishes are emptied and scraped and the dishwasher will clean even the dirtiest of dishes.

3. Use Energy-Save / Economy Setting 
This is the most water and energy efficient program available to you at the twist of a knob. It ensures that your dishes are washed at lower temperature and uses a few litres less water than the standard dishwasher cycle. Some dishwashers can be programmed for low water or quick wash cycles, which are also water and energy efficient. 

4. Avoid the Half Load Setting 
This type of program uses less water and energy than some of the other settings, but it would be a great idea to wait for your dishwasher to be fully loaded and use the energy-save program. So only use this setting if you know you won’t be around for more than two days and don’t want to come back to a house smelling like 3 day ago dishes. 

5. Avoid the Rinse-Hold Setting 
This setting uses an excessive amount of water. If you would still like to rinse your dishes, rather hand rinse the few dirty dishes rather than use about 10-25 litres of hot water for each dish-washing cycle, yes and that’s as high as it can get. 


 By keeping these tips in mind when doing your dish-washing, you will not only save energy and water, but money and time too. When buying or considering buying a dishwasher, be cognitive of the size of your household so you consider the size of the dishwasher, also, the frequency of washes based on your household kitchen habits. You can never save enough, so ensure that you are trying to save with every household appliance you use. 

 This post was sponsored by Finish: The Dishwashing Expert, for more dish-washing tips visit their website.



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