Water-saving tips for the kitchen
“Back in the day,” as is often said, things were different. We had daily habits around the home that, at the time, seemed harmless. But today’s shortage of water in many parts of the world has shown us that we can be part of the problem, and fortunately, a part of the solution.
Many household water-saving tips requiring many of us to change habits can be found at www.saveourwater.com. For example, when washing dishes by hand don’t run the water continuously for rinsing. Instead, fill one basin with soapy water to wash and a second basin with clean warm water to rinse. Soak those greasy, sticky pots and pans for a while instead of constantly running water while scraping them.
When you wash your fruits and vegetables do so in a bowl of water instead of running the water the whole time. To save more water install an aerator in your kitchen faucet to reduce the flow to less than one gallon per minute.
Advanced Conservation Technologies (ACT) D’MAND and its proven, patented and Department of Energy-recognized plumbing enhancement, Structured Plumbing® is saving millions of gallons of water annually. Their recirculating pump returns the ambient water sitting idle in a home’s hot water line back to the hot water tank or tankless heater at the push of a button. The ACT D’MAND Kontrols System® saves over 10,000 gallons of water per household from being wasted while waiting for hot water. In addition, the point-of-use receives hot water in three to five seconds instead of several minutes. The annual savings for the homeowner is about $300. The ROI is less than two years.
For more information on the technology, applications and certifications visit www.gothotwater.com.
Topics: Water Saving Devices
Companies: ACT D'MAND Systems
Larry Acker Larry Acker is the CEO of ACT, Inc. D'MAND Kontrol Systems®. Involved with energy, water and energy conservation for 45 years, Larry is considered a leading authority regarding residential water and energy efficiency. Larry has been a featured speaker at major conferences throughout the world supporting ASHRAE, IAMPO, AWWA, ACEEE, PHCC and SB-08. Larry has written featured articles for National Trade Magazines and was the Chairman of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in 2001. www