A high energy or high-efficiency (HE) washing machine uses less water, and is the best for septic system maintenance in your Warrenton VA home. HE washers use about 28 gallons of water per wash, compared to conventional machines that use over 40 gallons. In addition, HE also uses less energy, which will save you money in the long run.
The following are some types of washing machines to consider for septic systems:
- Front Load Washing Machines: A front loading washing machine uses about 1/3 the amount of water as a standard machine. It also uses less heat energy and detergent than a top loading machine. Front loaders handle larger loads and spin more water out of clothes during the spin cycle which means you’ll be running the dryer less.
- Load Auto-Sensor: Some washing machines come with a built-in load auto-sensor. Instead of manually turning a dial to set the size of your load, your washer uses a sensor and determines the size of the load for you. It then uses the appropriate amount of water per load. This counteracts the problem of people forgetting to set their load size. Though this type of machine adds to your list of options it isn’t the best washing machine for a septic system.
- Energy Star Products: Energy Star is a program run by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program labels appliances as an Energy Star appliance when they use less energy and other resources (including water) than others. Look for the Energy Star logo on appliances during your next purchase.
- Energy Guide Label: Look for a yellow label called the Energy Guide Label on your next washer. This program is run by the U.S. Department of Energy and tells you how much energy is consumed by the washer.
For more information on septic system maintenance in Warrenton VA, please contact the septic system and septic tank experts at Soils and Environmental Services. As Warrenton VA’s experts in the septic system field, our professional team of highly trained staff can answer your questions and recommend solutions for your septic tank and septic system problems. Serving residential and commercial customers throughout Northern Virginia since 1987, SES is the area’s premier septic system team.