It’s easy to underestimate how much water you use. After all, you may not think twice about a slightly longer shower or an extra glass of water. However, all of that adds up.
Believe it or not, the average home uses 138 gallons of water daily. The question is, are you using more water than necessary?
Luckily, there are many things you can do to save money on your water bill. Read the short guide below to learn how anyone can start saving water at home.
Look for Leaks
Leaks are more common than you think. They can show up in places you least expect and go unnoticed for a long time. That leads to a lot of wasted water.
Look at your historical water bill to see if you notice unwarranted water usage increases. If you find an increase that doesn’t make sense, it is wise to look for the problem and have a pro plug the leak.
Use Full Loads in Dishwashers and Washing Machines
Do you do loads of laundry and run your dishwasher at half capacity? If so, you waste far more water than necessary. It will take more runs on both machines to get everything done.
Avoid using your dishwasher and washing machines until you have full loads. That will limit their usage and help you conserve water.
Use an Instant Hot-Water Heater
Unfortunately, not all water heaters provide hot water immediately. It takes time to warm the water, so you’ll run your faucet until the water reaches the desired temperature.
Instantaneous water heaters will stop that problem. You’ll get hot water immediately and not waste water waiting until it’s hot. At the same time, you won’t have to waste energy keeping a tank of water hot all the time.
Use Low-Flow Shower Heads
It’s hard to find people who don’t enjoy long showers. They are a great way to relax and get rid of the stress of the day. Unfortunately, they waste a ton of water in the process.
If you want to reduce your water usage without taking shorter showers, install a low-flow shower head in your bathroom. These shower heads will significantly reduce the water you use without changing how relaxing your showers are.
Upgrade Your Appliances
Energy usage wasn’t the only thing old appliances were bad at. Old toilets, dishwashers, faucets, and washing machines are also bad at managing water usage.
Modern appliances are much better at doing this. On top of that, most products tell you how much water the appliance uses. Compare the water usage of appliances when you’re upgrading to find one that saves the most water.
Now You Know What Saving Water Takes
In a world where the climate is continuing to change, we need to do everything possible to help the environment. That includes making a few changes at home to save water as it becomes more of a finite resource.
Luckily, you now know what saving water takes in a home. Use the guide above to start the process of conserving water.
Check out the blog to find more tips that will help you optimize how your home uses resources.