Conserving water may not seem like it can save you a lot of money, since you generally pay more for other utilities, but it can add up to quite a bit over the course of a year. A few small changes is all it takes to make a noticeable dent in your monthly water bill.
Some of these changes include:
- Repairing any leaks
- Opting for efficient water-using appliances, faucets, shower-heads and toilets
- Watering your lawn correctly
- Only running water when you need it.
Finding and repairing any leaks will go a long way toward reducing your water bill. Not only does a leak waste every drop of water that escapes from it, but it can also damage the interior of your cabinets and vanities, and if left unchecked, can damage walls, floors and ceilings.
Water Saving Appliances
When it comes time to replace appliances such as your dishwasher, washer, toilet or hot water heater, go for a model that is specifically made to use less water. These water-saving appliances can drastically reduce the amount of water that you go through a year, especially in homes with two or more people.
Watering your lawn takes a large amount of water. You can save on your water bill by only watering in the very early morning, or at dusk to reduce evaporation. Also, take care not to over-water your grass if you are doing it manually, or set an automatic sprinkler system to run just a little shorter than normal. And if you don’t mind your grass getting a little brown, just avoid watering altogether.
Reducing Water Use
Doing some small, simple things such as turning the faucet off while brushing your teeth, or taking showers instead of baths, can really add up at the end of the month. A water-saving shower-head can reduce your water usage greatly, while still giving you basically the same shower experience. The same goes for low-flow faucets and toilets.
For more tips about how to save water, or for any other plumbing, heating or cooling needs, please contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We have been proudly serving the Indianapolis area for over 40 years and can put our expertise to work for you.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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