What!?! Did your water bill just arrive and it’s higher than you expected? Homeowners often wonder the cause of the problem. The obvious thought is a water leak. But what happens if you don’t have a water leak? This means your family is simply using too much water. The following tips will help you keep control of your water bill and avoid those expensive bills.
- Upgrade Appliances – The new model of washing machines is capable of saving up to 50% more water than an older model. If your family does a lot of laundry this might be the cause of your expensive water bill. Homeowners often try to cut back on using water by washing their dishes by hand. This can be a big mistake because you can use more water compared to using a dishwasher. Dishwashers are designed with water saving features that can benefit your water usage highly. If your current dishwasher doesn’t have this feature you should consider purchasing a new model. Especially since a water saving feature on a dishwasher can be about 80% more efficient compared to washing dishes by hand.
- Improve Lawncare Maintenance – If you have a lawn chances are you have a sprinkler system too. There’s no secret that sprinkler systems use plenty of water during every use. But, it is also highly essential for keeping your lawn in good condition. You don’t have to give up on your sprinkler system. But, you can cut down a number of times per week your lawn gets watered. For example, during the rainy season, you can cut down sprinkler sessions significantly. If you use a hose to water your garden you can cut back on the water by using a hose attachment that prevents the water from spilling out in between uses. This is beneficial for homeowners that use a hose and set it on the floor while they tend to some gardening and allow the hose to run.
- Upgraded Bathroom Fixtures – Your current bathroom fixtures might be in excellent condition. But, did you know they could also be causing your high water bill? Depending on the situation they can actually be causing your family to use more than 40 gallons per person daily. Water-saving faucets and low-flush toilets are recommended as upgrades.
If you haven’t upgraded your water meter in years, it might be time to make an improvement. Modern water meters can work in your favor by detecting leaks and pinpointing usage in various areas of the house. Contact Chip Mokher today to learn more information regarding upgrading your water meter and saving money.
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