One of the easiest ways to save money in your home is to use less water. Not only will it reduce your water bills every month but it will also help conserve water, something that is becoming ever more important. Reducing your water use will also reduce the amount of electrical energy used by water treatment plants and produce less toxins that are released in the air when water is cleaned.
By taking some of the small steps below every single day you will not only save money but you will save a precious resource that is fast running low all over the country. With that in mind let’s take a look at some tips that will help you do just that.
One of the easiest things you can do to reduce your water bill is to reduce the amount of water that is leaking down the sink all over your house. Did you know that a typical home loses nearly 300 gallons of water every year just from drips? It’s true, so get those leaky faucets, toilets and taps fixedASAP.
Upgrading your toilets and shower heads will save you a lot of water. In the shower a new head can save upwards of 2 gallons a minute and a high-efficiency, low-water toilet can greatly reduce the amount of waste water in your bathroom.
Another great idea is to reduce your shower time and take fewer baths. The typical 5 minute shower uses approximately 25 gallons of water compared to a bat that uses 70. Also, getting wet and then turning off the shower while you wash your body and your hair is an excellent way to cut way down on water use.
Only wash full loads in your washing machine and your dishwasher. This will greatly reduce waste and you’ll use less detergent too.
Turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth and you could save 2 gallons of water every single time.
Flush your toilet only when it’s absolutely necessary.The old saying goes, ‘if it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down’. Sounds silly, saves money and water.
There you go; plenty of great water saving tips that you can put into effect today and start saving money and water tomorrow.