Tips to Reduce Water Costs in Your Home

Is your water bill high? If you answered yes to this question, there are plenty of things you can do to lower the cost. First, you need to determine if a leak is the cause of the high-water bill. Once you determine that you don’t have a leak, consider the tips below to save money on your bill.

  • Stop running the tap to the desired temperature – Homeowners throughout the United States often run the tap water until it cools down. Doing this several times per day multiplied with how many people are in the house can cause your water bill to rise quickly. You can lower your bill by putting water bottles in the refrigerator, so they are available to drink right away. Or, using ice in tap water to cool it down quickly.
  • Invest in a dishwasher – If your home doesn’t already have a dishwasher or has an outdated model, you should consider investing in a new dishwasher. Most of the current dishwasher models have water saving options that help save you money on your water bill as well as your electric bill. In addition, in most cases, a dishwasher uses less water compared to hand washing.
  • Use the garbage disposal only when needed – The garbage disposal is the most used appliance in the kitchen. You don’t realize how much you use it until it breaks. Then you will feel the loss of this beneficial appliance. Garbage disposals require water to flush through while in use. This means you are using plenty of water just to use your garbage disposal. You don’t have to get rid of the disposal, but you can limit it’s use to only a variety of foods. Keep in mind garbage disposals shouldn’t be used for starchy foods, oils, and other items.
  • Use devices – Technology has definitely made our lives easier. If you are still having trouble saving water and lowering your bill consider installing helpful devices. The most popular and common devices are water heater controllers and shower devices. These helpful items reduce the use of water without making you feel like you are missing it.

Sometimes you and your family become very comfortable using large amounts of water without realizing it. A perfect example is running the water while brushing your teeth. Dentist recommends brushing your teeth for two minutes. If you run the water for that long you are wasting water and increasing your water bill just to stand there and brush your teeth. If you are dedicated to lowering your water bill, contact us today for further assistance.

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