There are different ways on how you could conserve water at home. Doing this have great benefits including lowering down your water bill and saving the environment. In today’s world where prices are getting higher but the income stays the same, it’s practical to do things that would help save money in whatever way we can. Here are some simple ways that would allow you to conserve on water at home, which in turn, would save you some cash.
Choose Shower Heads That Are Water Saver
About 20% of your water bill comes from taking the shower. One way to save on this is to replace your shower heads with those that are low flow as they are water savers. You could find one that’s below $10. You may spend a certain amount for this investment, but it’s not that high. Plus, you’ll be able to get it back in just a short while and continue benefiting on it after that as it could cut your water bill in half. Another way to save more is to cut your shower time. If you take so long in the shower, you could try to finish faster if you really want to save on your water usage.
Use Appliances Only on Full Loads
This pertains to appliances that use water like dishwashers and washing machine. Instead of washing a few dishes or clothes at a time, it’s best to put a full load to make the most out of the water used. You’ll be using more water if you’ll do this several times while you could save more when you do this at once. Not only will you be saving on your water usage, but on the use of electricity too. That being said, you’ll be able to cut both on your water and electric bill.
Turn Off the Faucet When Not Needed
When brushing teeth or washing dishes by hands, some people are used to just letting the water flow from their faucet even if it’s not in use. If you’re one of them, it’s time to stop now as this is wasting precious water. After wetting your toothbrush, turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth and just turn it back on when you’re about to gargle. This is also true when washing the dishes by hands. Turn off the faucet while cleaning the dishes with soap and turn it back on when you’re about to wash them with water.
Choose Energy Efficient Appliances
This again pertains to the appliances that use water like dishwashers and washing machines. Energy efficient appliances are not only energy saver, but they could also let you save on your water usage. This is because they also consume lesser amount of water compared to the older models. So if you’ve had your appliances for a long time and your electric and water bill is continuously getting high, this is one thing that you may want to consider.
Cover Your Swimming Pool
If you have a swimming pool, it’s important to keep it clean so you don’t have to always replace the water. One way to do this is to use a cover on the pool. This also prevents evaporation so you don’t have to add more.
These are just some of the water saving solutions that you could do at home. It’s also important that you do regular check on your pipes and faucets and take care of leaks as soon as possible.
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