Save Money and Conserve Water: Simple Tips
Every homeowner wants to save money, and what better way to do that than to conserve water? Our experts have compiled several tips that will help you decrease your water usage, which is great for both the environment and your pocketbook.
Make Sure Your Plumbing Doesn’t Have Any Problems
If your home is experiencing any leaks, it’ll be difficult to get your water usage under control. Hiring a professional can help you find any problem areas with your home’s plumbing, if necessary.
Use an Energy Star Dishwasher
Contrary to popular belief, washing dishes in a dishwasher uses less water than doing the task by hand. For the best results, go with a unit backed by Energy Star and only run full loads.
Switch to Low-Flow Toilets
Low-flow toilets use a fraction of the water that traditional units use. There are even units that use less water for liquids than they do for solids.
Change Your Showerheads
Many homeowners probably aren’t even aware that there are showerheads that will help them conserve water. Switch yours out and watch the savings flow (pun intended).
Pull Double Duty
Reuse water whenever you can. Start by collecting the water that you use to rinse your fruits and vegetables, and use it on your houseplants.
Limit Your Showers
If your showers last longer than five minutes, you’re wasting a whole bunch of water. And if you normally shave in the shower, switch to the sink and you’ll conserve even more.
Be Careful When Brushing
Many people leave the water running while brushing their teeth. This leads to a huge waste of water that is easily avoided.
Save Water Via Your Washing Machine
Just like your dishwasher, only run your washing machine when you have a full load. This will severely cut your water usage and, therefore, lower your monthly energy bill.
For more expert advice on how to converse water, or any other home comfort concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the friendly professionals at Sobieski Services, Inc. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Wilmington and the surrounding areas for more than 25 years.