Now that spring has arrived, most homeowners will begin using more water. Washing the car and watering the lawn are just a few examples of things that ramp up water usage in the warmer months of the year. But it doesn’t have to cost you – see below for five top ways to keep water consumption under control this season:
Install Low-Flow Shower Heads
Showers use less water than bathtubs, but they can still use a lot if you’re not mindful. By installing a low-flow shower head in your shower, it will reduce the amount of water you use without sacrificing water pressure.
Take Shorter Showers
Showers are refreshing and a great way to start the day. It may feel nice to stay in the shower for an extra 20-minutes, but why not help save water by taking shorter showers? You just might be surprised at how much money you will save at the end of the month.
Only Use Your Dishwasher for Full Loads
It may be tempting to run your dishwasher after dinner. But if your dishwasher is not fully loaded, then you are wasting water. Make sure there is no room left in your dishwasher before turning it on. This will not only save water, but you will also save on dish soap – it’s a win-win.
Water Your Lawn in The Morning
To keep your lawn looking its best in the springtime, you will need to keep it watered. But watering during the hottest part of the day can lead to evaporation which will require you to water more frequently. Instead, water your lawn during the first part of the day when temperatures are at their coolest.
Get Those Leaky Pipes Fixed
If you have leaking pipes in your home, chances are you are wasting astronomical amounts of H2O. Just one leaking pipe can really add to the cost of your overall water bill. Don’t overlook a leaky pipe – call a plumber in to get it fixed right away.
These are just a few of the things that you can do to reduce your water usage. Conserving water is a great way to do your part for the environment while saving you some money in the process.
Need help with leaky pipes or installing low-flow shower heads? Give Levine & Sons a call today. For years, we’ve helped homeowners reduce their water usage and keep some money in their bank accounts.