Do you feel like you’re spending too much money on water? Do you care about the environment and you’d love to save water? No matter your reasoning, it’s a good idea all the way around to try to use less water. It’s good for the planet and good for your wallet, too. Here are some ways to get started.
Take Shorter Showers
When you take a shower or a bath, you use quite a bit of water. Instead of staying in the water for 30 minutes or more, try cutting your showers down to 10 or 15 minutes. If you really like the warmth and the steam, run the hot shower for a while, until your bathroom steams up. Then shut the doors and the windows and turn off the fan, and turn off the hot water. You can still enjoy your warm steam for a while with the water turned off.
Install Low-Flow Appliances
You can put in toilets, shower heads, faucets, and more that use less water. You will need to be careful, as some of these don’t work as well as their regularly flowing counterparts, since they don’t send as much water your way. Specifically, be wary of some low-flow toilets. If you’d like to go this route, your friendly Rosenthal plumber can recommend some quality products.
Turn Off the Water
Do you let the water run while you’re brushing your teeth, shaving your legs, or lathering your dishes? If you turn it off, then turn it back on again when you need it, you’ll save water and money. There’s no reason to just let your water run down the drain when that’s costing you.
Keep Cold Water in Your Fridge
If you like to drink your water cold, you’re not alone. However, you don’t have to stand at the tap and wait for the water to cool down. Instead, keep cool water in a pitcher in your fridge. That way, you’ll have immediate access to cold water whenever you want it, but you won’t have to waste lukewarm water by letting it run down the drain.
Don’t Run Half Loads in Your Dishwasher
Your dishwasher uses the same amount of water whether it is full or half-full. Thus, you’ll save money when you run it full because you won’t run as many loads. It may be a bit less convenient, especially if you have certain dishes you like to have washed every day but your dishwasher doesn’t fill that often. It’s worth the hassle when you’re saving money on water, though!