It is safe to assume that most of us are committed to finding ways to be more energy efficient and to save water. I mean, it may sound like a selfless mission, but that is only partially true. After all, by saving water and energy, you are also saving yourself money on your monthly bills. As an added bonus, you are also helping to save the world. Pretty good deal, right? Let’s look at a few ways you can start saving water, today!
Fix those leaks!
Leaky pipes and faucets are water wasters. Did you know, one drip per second can waste up to 2,700 gallons of water per year? Ensure all your plumbing is ingood condition. You can check for toilet leaks by using food coloring in the water tank. You will notice within a half hour if a leak is present if dyed water has leaked out onto the tile. This will allow you to address the problem properly. Flushing toilets only when necessary is another measure you can take in saving water.
Don’t leave the tap running!
Water heaters can take a few minutes to deliver hot steaming water for cleaning dirty dishes. Consider a tanklesswater heater for your kitchen, so you don’t have to run the water for wasteful seconds or minutes trying to get it to reach the optimal temperature. Insulating your pipes can help, reducing heat loss as water travels through the house. It can even raise water temperature 2-4F hotter so you won’t have to crank your water heater up. You may even experience this water temperature issue in your bathroom. When running a bath, turning the water pressure up will not help bring hot water to your tub. Instead, turn the water flow down and do the same for the temperature valve if it becomes too hot, or too cold.
There are many other ways to conserve and use water to its full potential, but these are some easy places to start!