It is more important to conserve water now than ever before. Luckily, there are plenty of options to help you reduce the amount of water you use on a daily basis. And remember, you won't only be helping the environment, but you'll also pay much less on your water bill! If that’s not a win-win, we don’t know what is.
4 Simple Ways to Save Water at Home
1. Spend less time in the shower.
Many people enjoy lounging in the warm water during a shower, but this uses up a large amount of water. Five minutes in the shower uses 10-25 gallons of water, while a ten-minute shower will use 20-50 gallons. And forget about baths! They use 70 approximately gallons of water.
2. Use Energy Star appliances.
The washing machine and dishwasher make up 18% of the water usage in your home. You can cut down the amount of water you use by purchasing more energy efficient appliances. In fact, an efficient washer will use 35-50% less water than a regular washer. Remember, it's also useful to only use these items when they are full. Washing a half-loaded dishwasher or running the washing machine with only a couple of items in it is wasteful.
3. Purchase a low-flow toilet.
Toilets use more water than any other item in your home, and most toilets use 3.5-7 gallons of water per flush. If you’re in the market for a new toilet, limit the amount of water you use by installing a low-flow option that uses 1.6 gallons of water per flush instead.
4. Use the best quality water.
When you have quality water in your home, you won't need to leave the water running as long to get warm water or a clean laundry, dishes, or even yourself. With soft water, your soap and shampoo will rinse away even more effortlessly. That way, you’ll spend less time rinsing off, and more time enjoying soft, hydrated skin and hair thereafter. More than that, a water softener will make sure the dishes you wash are spotless and the clothes, soft like new!
Mr. Rooter Can Help You Save Money & The Environment
Time management and water use awareness, in tandem with water softening capabilities, are the key to using less, yet still getting more out of your water usage.
As a Neighbourly Company, our services are always honest, affordable, and reliable. Contact us to schedule your personalized water analysis today!