Trying to trim your monthly water bills and free up a bit of extra cash? If so, take a look at your home’s current water use. Although your water bill probably is not your most expensive plumbing utility, it is an easy one for you to cut back on. Smaller changes can add up to some significant savings every single year. There are a few things you can do to help save yourself some money in the long run. Read on for a couple of ways to lower your home’s water bill!
Inspect All of Your Appliances for Your Water Bill
Keep your eyes peeled for leaks and drips, as these can pile up quickly over time. Faucets, toilets, and dishwashers are also very likely to spring leaks. So make sure you’re paying close attention to these plumbing appliances at all times.
Install Low-Flow Toilets, and Convert Your Current Toilets to Help With Your Water Bill
This will help you significantly reduce the amount of water that these household items use on a daily basis. If buying a new toilet is a bit out of your budget, you can achieve the same kind of effect by adding weights to your toilet tank. If you are unfamiliar with this kind of technique, our professional plumbing team can help guide you!
Add Some Aerators to Your Faucets
An aerator can reduce the amount of water that your faucet uses and make the flow much more forceful. It attaches to your faucet head and adds some air into the water stream, acting much like a sieve to reduce the total amount of water coming through the faucet head. In addition, because the aerator does compact the water flowing through, it increases water pressure. This makes it a win-win due to improved performance and saved money in your wallet.
Start Taking Shorter Showers
Shaving off even just a minute or two can lead to some impressive savings. If you are feeling a bit eco or budget-friendly, you can try taking a “Navy shower,” where you shut off the water while you soap up and turn it back on just to rinse off.
Use Your Home Dishwasher
Hand-washing dishes can use up more water than your home dishwasher. The average dishwasher uses around six gallons per cycle, while water typically flows from your faucet at a primary rate of around two gallons per minute.
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