When it comes time to choose a new water appliance, you can make a big difference to your water use by choosing a water-efficient appliance.
Water efficient-appliances will also reduce your environmental impact without affecting your lifestyle.
Work out your requirements
Check to see if you are eligible for rebates or other assistance to install water-efficient appliances. You may also be eligible for assistance from your local water authority. Check if there are conditions that may make certain systems ineligible for financial assistance.
Think about the right appliance for your needs. Consider how often you will use it, the size you need, any special installation or operating requirements and your budget. Start with Your Home Technical Manual - Reducing water demand.
Use the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme (WELS) product search to compare the efficiency and water use of different appliance models.
Get a range of quotes
The best way to achieve value for your money and environmental benefits is to get information and advice from more than one source. Talk to several suppliers or manufacturers about your options before you commit to a new appliance.
You may need a licensed plumber to install your new appliance. If so, talk to your plumber first to make sure you get an appliance that is suitable for your home.
Check the warranties for different appliances as this can vary greatly.
Have your new appliance installed
If a plumber is installing your new water efficient appliance, ask to be shown any special maintenance requirements.