Be Smarter With Your Water
It may be hot outside, but that doesn't mean your water bill has to skyrocket. Here are some helpful tips on how you can lower your water bill this summer!
Fix Those Leaks!
Go around your house and make sure none of your appliances, faucets, hoses, or any plumbing are showing signs of leaks. We've talked about how harmful even the smallest of leaks can be to your home in regards to leaving water damage behind, but they can also drain thousands of gallons of water from your home along with the money you could be saving on your water bill.
Keep Drinking Water in Your Fridge
Fill pitchers or re-usable water bottles with water and store them in your fridge. Not only is this better for the environment by not using wasteful plastic bottles of water, but it will ensure you always have a nice glass of cold water waiting for you without having to run your tap waiting for your sink to get cold. This is a great way to save on your water bill and help keep waste out of the environment.
Fill Up That Dishwasher
Running your dishwasher utilizes less water than washing dishes individually in the sink. Make sure you fill your dishwasher completely to ensure maximum water savings.
Insulate Your Water Pipes
By insulating your water pipes with foam you can buy at a hardware store, you will help your water be able to heat up faster. The foam comes already cut in the shape of the pipe, and all you have to do it tape it up; you will be surprised at the difference it can make. This way you will not waste as much water running your faucet until it heats up.
Trash Those Scraps
The disposal on your sink may save you a trip across the room to the trashcan, but it may be the reason your water bill has increased. It requires water to be running while it is in use, which may be adding on to your bill without you even realizing it.
Use Cold Water For Your Washes
Washing your clothes in cold water gets them just as clean, and it will actually keep colors better than washing in warm water. Cold water washes will save you in water and energy as well!
By starting to implement these tips into your everyday routine you will see how these small changes can make a big difference in your water bill!