Save Money On Your Water Bill This Fall!
Everybody is looking for ways to cut monthly costs, so why not start right in the home? Cutting your water bill in half, is not only cost effective, but great for the environment. We gathered some great and super useful tips on how you can save on your water bill from here on out.
1. When it’s time to do laundry, do a full load of wash, not a small one. This will save water and decrease the amount of loads you have to do. Do the same with your dishwasher, wait until it is fully loaded with dishes to run the cycle. Try to run your dishwasher only once a day and even less than that if you can help it.
2. Replace both your washing machine and dishwasher with a high efficiency model. High efficiency washing machines and dishwashers can be pricey to begin with but, it will save you energy and money in the long run.
3. Install a low-flow shower head in all your washrooms. It cuts the water flow in half, without affecting the pressure of the water. While you’re at it, stop taking long showers. I know sometimes it can be nice to just stand in the shower and let the hot water hit your body, but it wastes a lot of water. You can get your daily routine done in the shower in about 5-8 minutes and if the whole family jumped on board with shorter showers you would really see the numbers on your bill go down.
4. Replace the aerators on both your kitchen and washroom faucets. Aerators are the part that screw onto the end of the faucet and control the flow of water. Adjust them so that the flow is lower.
5. Do not let the water run whatsoever. Allowing the water to run when you’re not using it costs you more than you would think. When you’re brushing your teeth, or shaving you should only turn on the faucet when you need the water, otherwise turn it off until you need it.
6. Install a low-flow toilet, or install a tank bag or adjustable flapper, they all reduce the amount of water that your toilet uses to flush.
7. Use a barrel outside to catch the rain water that runs off the eavestrough down the water spout. You can use this water to water your plants or even wash your car. This costs you absolutely nothing and saves you a lot on your water bill.
8. Water your lawn at night or early in the evening. This makes sure that the water can sink into the ground without risking evaporation from the mid-day heat. Don’t over water your lawn because most people do. One way you can make sure of this is to use a sprinkler to water your lawn instead of a hose. Even better, you can set the sprinkler up on a timer so that it waters the lawn at the right time and for the right amount of time ensuring that your lawn never gets over watered.
9. Store water in your fridge to keep it chilled, so you don’t have to run the faucet and wait for it to get cold.
10. Inspect your house for any leaking faucets or toilets and have them repaired. These leaks alone can waste thousands of litres of water a year. Every little drop that leaks out adds
So if you can stick to these water saving tips all around your house, you will be able to cut your water bill almost in half and save you a significant amount of money. Not only do you get to save money and energy, but you help the environment also by reducing your ecological foot print. How cool is that!