Save energy and money by using cold water in your garbage disposal. In addition to saving energy, the cold water is also helping maintain your garbage disposal. It keeps the shredder assembly, bearings and the motor from overheating. Hot water can melt fat and grease and allow it to re-solidify as a blockage further down the drain.
Bonus tip: The farther away your water heater is from your sink, the longer it takes for hot water to arrive and the more energy is wasted. Using cold water in the disposal will save you money both in your water bill and electric/gas bill.
Bonus tip: Make sure to keep the disposal and the cold water running for around 30-60 seconds after the food/garbage has gone down the drain. The waste material has a distance to go and the running water helps it clear the pipes.
Another way to save money…
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