How to conserve water in the laundry room?

Small changes in your laundry room can make large differences to your water and energy consumption. Here are a few simple habits that can help you make the most of your water.

Reuse towels – Towels do not need to be washed after each use. Instead, hang your towel out to dry in the sun and change them twice a week.

Use less hot water – Turning cold water to hot water is energy-intensive. Opt to use warm or cold water when possible to save on your water energy costs.

Run full loads – Small loads of laundry will use the same amount of water and energy as a full load.

Use your cycles – Look at your washing machine and choose cycles to suit your clothes. If you have clothes that are not very dirty, look at a quick wash cycle.

Skip the extra rinse – An extra rinse is not necessary if you use the right amount of detergent for your

Insulate your hot water tank – If your hot water tank is insulated, it will function more efficiently and will need less heat to bring it up to temperature.

Upgrade to an efficient washing machine – If your washing machine is old, opt to invest in an energy efficient one that will use a lot less water and energy. Front loader washing machines are usually more efficient, however, will cost more but last a lot longer than some top loaders.