Excess Water from Condenser Dryers: What You Can and Cannot Use It For

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.25 - 2024 2:12 PM CET

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Sustainability and environmental considerations are increasingly gaining importance, with more families looking for creative solutions to recycle materials and reduce waste.

An interesting method is reusing the condensate water from dryers, often overlooked as a useful resource. Although not suitable for every situation, there are beneficial uses that can contribute to both economic savings and environmental protection.

It is well known that condensate water from dryers should not be used for drinking or watering garden plants due to a lack of minerals and possible residues from detergents. Consuming this water could potentially extract minerals from the body and is not nutrient-rich enough for plants, making it unsuitable for gardening.

However, this does not mean the water is without applications. Condensate water from dryers can be repurposed in several useful ways, Senest reports.

For instance, it can be used for washing the car as part of the water solution – it is important, though, to avoid using it on certain parts like the car windows. Additionally, it serves as an effective solution for cleaning floors and other surfaces in the home.

Condensate water is also ideal for use in irons, as it is demineralized and thus helps to prevent limescale buildup. This advice can not only extend the lifespan of your iron but also reduce the cost of demineralized water.

While some newer appliances come with built-in anti-scale systems, making the use of demineralized water unnecessary, these suggestions offer a simple and effective way to recycle condensate water at home in a manner that benefits both the environment and the family's budget.

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