Conserve Water and Save
Water is essential to many of our daily activities at home. Showering, doing the dishes, cooking, and cleaning all use up a good amount of water and each drop can add up when it comes time to pay the water bill at the end of the month.
If you’re trying to find ways to cut back on your monthly expenses, a great place to start is with your water consumption. Using less water will not only save you money, it will also reduce the energy needed to get it to your home, and conserve fuel resources.
Let’s splash right into the different ways you can conserve water and save money this month.
Inspect For Leaks
As we said before, every drop of water can add up. The average household leaks account for about 10,000 gallons of water every year. If your faucet has a leak, it’s in your best interest not to ignore it and call a plumber for a fix straight away. Look for leaks on your dishwasher, bathtub, and washing machine as well.
But what if your leaks aren’t so visible? Hidden leaks are a huge water waster and can go unnoticed for extended periods of time. If you notice a spike in your water bills and cannot locate a leak yourself, bring in a plumber to inspect for hidden leaks that may be costing you.
Install New Appliances
As the years go by and technology advances, newer models of appliances become more and more eco-friendly and efficient. If your appliances are getting up there in age, or are simply not working the way you want them to, consider upgrading to Energy Star appliances.
An energy star washing machine could save you between 20-30 gallons per cycle and a low flow toilet saves 2-5 gallons per flush. Your money will no longer be headed down the drain with these water-conserving appliances. You can also try a more water-conscious shower head.
These new appliances don’t all have to be fancy energy-rated pieces. An old faucet that has corroded and rusted over the years will simply not run as efficiently as a new model will. Use this as an opportunity to save water and pick out a new faucet that you love!
An aerator is a small attachment that fits on the end of your water faucets. Their mesh screens break up the flow of water and break it up into streams. This dilutes the entire water flow with additional streams of air and reduces the amount of water flowing from the faucet.
Depending on the size and type of aerator you install, you could save between 2 to 16 gallons of water a day with the help of this small piece of equipment!
Reduce Water Use
One of the more obvious ways to save money on your water bill is simply to make an effort to use less water. This means taking shorter showers, fewer baths, turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth, and using your dishwasher rather than washing dishes by hand.
The average dishwasher uses about 6 gallons of water per wash, while handwashing with the faucet uses 2 gallons per minute. Unless you’re a speedy hand-washer, the dishwasher is your best bet!
Plumbing Services in Gardner
Beemer Plumbing, LLC is here to help you save money and water in every way you can. If you’re looking for a leak inspection, repairs, installations, or have questions about water usage, give our team a call at (913) 933-0031 today!