Controlling your water usage by buying efficient products and appliances is one of the best things you can do for your households green rating. By having, say, a shower head that reduces the number of litres per minute, this could mean that your teenager's endless showers aren't hurting the environment as much as they once might have.
The Australian government have developed a program for water rating labels to be applied to all sorts of water using devices and appliances. These appliances are:
- Washing machines (including combination washer/dryers)
- Flow controllers (optional)
You'll find that most of these you see in the shops will have a label on it that looks a little like:
The product will have a certain number of stars assigned to it. The more stars, the more water efficient the product is.
To learn more about this simply visit the Water Rating and Efficiency Labelling scheme's website.
So before you invest in a new washing machine, dishwasher, or shower, ensure you check out how it compares to it's competitors. You might be surprised how much if benefits you, the environment, and your water bill.
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