10 How To Save Water At Home Tips
Have you often thought about conserving water in your home? There are so many simple ways to save water in daily life without disrupting one’s way of life. Most people use much more water than they need to. Cutting down on water usage is important for everyone. You will not only be using less water which will cut your high utility cost, saving you money and contributing less harm to your environment, you will be preserving one of our environments most valuable resources.
Below we have listed 10 ways to save water in your home.
Have you ever just spent hours that become endless days just listening to the sound of an annoying drip from a faucet or the toilet making a constant sound. Stop and repair immediately! The smallest of leaks can lead to 30 to 50 gallons of water being lost every day. Not only will you lose a lot of water, serious structural damage can occur to your home.
Wash Only Full Loads of Laundry
Using the washing machine with small loads is extremely common resulting in a large amount of water being wasted. Start washing full loads of laundry only! You can save anywhere from 15 to 50 gallons of water per load.
Run Dishwasher When Full
Instead of running a dishwasher every day after a meal or at the end of the day, wait until the dishwasher is full. This can save you 5 to 15 gallons of water per load.
Install Water Efficient Shower Heads
Most showerheads in homes today are not energy efficient. It has only been in recent years that highly efficient showerheads have become available. These will reduce water usage without losing the pressure we all love and want. They are not expensive and are easy to install. They are capable of reducing water usage by 50 percent saving you 1 to 10 plus gallons of water depending on the time spent in the shower.
Insulate Water Pipes
This may seem difficult, however, it is quite easy. Your nearest hardware store will supply foam insulation in various sizes that can be easily placed over pipes that are visible or in an area where it is cold such as a garage. Your water will warm up quicker enabling you to use a lot less while running water and waiting for it to get hot. The amount of gallons that will be saved is great.
Cut Down Time In The Shower
This is the most obvious way to cut down water usage. Are you just loving those 15 minute long hot showers? It may be hard to stop now but if you start to gradually shorten your time under the hot water and eventually get that 15-minute shower down to 5 minutes, you will save an enormous amount of water. For every additional minute approx. 2-6 gallons of water is used depending on your showerhead.
Turn Off The Tap Water
Whether it be brushing your teeth, washing your hands, or washing dishes, always turn off the tap. There is no reason to run the water when you are scrubbing your teeth, your hands or dishes. When washing dishes fill up the sink. Do not let it run the entire time you are scrubbing. Leave the tap off until it is time to rinse.
Install Low Flow Toilets
Installing a high-efficiency toilet can add up to a big savings of water usage and of course cutting down utility costs. You can save anywhere from 17 to 22 gallons of water per person per day.
Install Low Flow Aerators on Faucets
Aerating your faucet comes with the times. It is often found at the tip of the new modern water faucets. Aerators are easily screwed onto the faucet head delivering a mixture of water and air. For an additional plus, for those with low water pressure, these can help to increase pressure. The saving s can be approx. 1 gallon per person per day.
Drink Bottled Water
Keep water in the refrigerator so as to not have to run tap water to get cold. Just remember to recycle your empty plastic bottle.
We hope you have gained a bit of valuable knowledge reading our “10 How To Save Water At Home Tips”. With a little bit of determination, you can dramatically reduce your water consumption, save yourself money while helping the environment all at once.
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