How to Spend Less On the Water Bill This Summer
The summer months are tough on homeowners ' water bills, from watering the lawn to powering on sprinklers, pools, and fountains. In this blog post, our plumbing experts discuss three ways homeowners can cut back on their water bills this summer. Money saved on the water bill can go towards doing more fun summer activities!
Water conservation reduces the home's environmental impact while also saving the homeowner money. Some areas experience periods of drought during the summer. Conserving water is one way that homeowners can do their part to protect their environment and community from water shortages.
Eco-Friendly Plumbing Upgrades
In recent years, there have been many advancements in water-saving plumbing technology. Giving the home an eco-friendly plumbing upgrade with water-saving devices can offer substantial savings during the summer months.
Installing a water-saving device can help to cut back on utility bills. New faucets, toilets, showerheads, and washing machines are designed to reduce water usage significantly. Low-flow showerheads are designed to conserve water without lowering the water pressure. These showerheads add air bubbles to the water or push the water through smaller holes to increase the pressure.
Water-saving toilets use less water per flush to maximize savings. Smart washing machines only fill to the exact amount needed to get the job done, so no water is wasted. Smart technology helps homeowners optimize their water savings automatically. The water saved by installing new plumbing fixtures can add up to hundreds of dollars in savings annually.
Use Less Water When Watering the Lawn
Keeping the lawn green during the summer months often requires constant watering. This is one of the main reasons homeowners see a spike in their water bills during the summer months. Whether using a sprinkler system or a garden hose, watering the lawn uses up a lot of water, which shows on the water bill.
One of the best tips for saving water when watering the lawn is to water early in the morning. During the day, the hot sun can evaporate a lot of the water meant to hydrate the lawn. By watering in the morning while it is still cool, homeowners can ensure that they get the most bang for their buck when watering the grass.
Homeowners should also take advantage of any summer downpours of rain to give the sprinkler system a break. There is no point in wasting water on the lawn when nature can get the job done just as well. When it is very humid outside, there is likely enough hydration for the lawn to skip watering.
A powerful way to reduce water bills and conserve water is to be mindful of water usage while completing tasks like washing the dishes or brushing teeth. Taking long showers can be a waste of water. Homeowners should try to limit their shower time to save more water.
Turning off the showerhead while shampooing hair or shaving in the shower helps save water too. While washing the dishes, shut off the sink faucet in between tasks. Installing a touchless or a touch faucet can help homeowners remember to shut the water flow off.
Touchless faucets shut off automatically using sensors, and touch faucets require only a gentle touch or tap anywhere on the spout to start and stop the water flow. Being mindful of water usage throughout the day can add up to a ton of savings over time.
About E.R. Services
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