Have you noticed that your monthly water bill is a little higher than you’d like it to be? Maybe you’re moving toward being a little more environmentally conscious? For any reason, you may have decided to start focusing on saving water in your home. But where should you start?
At Natchez Heating and Cooling, we know all there is to know about saving money when it comes to everyday living. Read below for some simple tips on conserving water in your home. Your wallet will thank you later!
Stay on Top of Leak Detection
Leak detection is probably the best way to save water in your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, leaks account for almost ten thousand gallons of water wasted in the average household yearly. Leaks can occur anywhere there is a water supply including:
- Washing machines
Make sure you’re checking these areas weekly, keeping an eye out for any water damage that may have occurred.
Consider having water leak detection equipment installed to monitor the flow of water through your pipelines. These systems are extremely beneficial because they cut off water flow whenever a leak is detected.
Install a Water-Saving Showerhead
Water-saving showerheads conserve water and can help lower your utility bills by either regulating the flow or aerating the water. In some cases, these helpful tools can reduce the amount of water coming out of your showerhead by up to 50%.
They are very easy to install and most types can be screwed into existing shower units.
Full Loads in the Dishwasher
It may seem like a no-brainer, but washing loads of dishes with the washer only half full is way less efficient than a full load. Some modern dishwashers only use three gallons of water per cycle, but older units can use up to ten.
This means that you want to get the most out of your water usage and make sure you’re never washing partial loads.
If you have a lawn, of course, it needs watering, but being smart about when and how much you do it can save you big on your water bill. Be sure to only water your lawn when it needs it. To check this, step on a small patch of your grass. If it springs back up, it’s plenty hydrated for the time being.
When you do use your sprinklers, make sure to deep soak your grass. Deep soaking means letting the water seep down to the roots where it’s needed most. This will keep your lawn healthy for longer and mean less water wasted in the meantime.
What’s the Benefit of Saving Water?
Saving water in your home has several benefits for your wallet and the environment. When you use less water, you’ll notice it in your monthly bills and it will add up annually before you know it!
Call Natchez Heating & Cooling, Your Leak Detection Specialists!
If you suspect you’ve got leaks on your hands, are ready to install leak detection equipment or have more questions about the benefits of saving water in your Mississippi home, give us a call! Natchez Heating and Cooling proudly serves the Natchez area and beyond – and our team of professional technicians is ready to add you to our list of happy customers!
Call us today to schedule!