Have you ever wondered how you can improve the overall efficiency of your home? One way is to conserve water, for both the impact excess use has on your pocket and our environment. Living requires water. We must flush toilets, take showers, wash clothes, dishes, and laundry, and even water the yard. The more occupants in your household, the more water that is used. Fact: the average American household uses 400 gallons of water….per day! The bathroom is one of the biggest water consumers of all.
The efficiency of your plumbing system has a lot to do with total water use. The amount of water you use determines the size of your water bill. As your local Tempe plumber, we feel it is our job to educate you on both the simple ways to conserve water, as well as plumbing system improvements that can be made for overall water conservation.
6 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home
- Turn the water off while you brush you teeth– this seems simple, but really think about if you leave the water running. This is one is an easy way to save a lot of water (teach your kids to do it too).
- Run the dishwasher only when full. It’s easy to start it up to keep up with all the dishes, but the same amount of water can wash a fully loaded dishwasher, rather than just a partially loaded one.
- Be mindful of lawn watering. Adding efficient drip systems for watering, as well as opting for plants and succulents that are able to withstand drought conditions will help save on water.
- Check your shower head. Old shower heads can be the culprit of excess water use. Change out the head and be mindful of time spent in the shower. Just cutting 1-2 showers down, in time, per week will make a big impact on the amount of water you use.
- Upgrade you water meter. Water meters are able to detect leaks in your home, as well as see where the majority of your home water use is coming from. Leak detection is essential in the overall efficiency of your home plumbing systems. Cure All Plumbing, a licensed plumbing contractor in Tempe, that can help you upgrade your current water meter.
- Opt for efficient plumbing fixtures. From upgrading your clothes washer to a more energy efficient washer, to your upgrading your bathroom fixtures – faucets, toilets, and shower heads, you will conserve a lot on water. Inefficient bathroom systems can use up to 40 gallons of water per day, per person!
There are several ways that you can conserve on the water your home uses. Some require mindfulness, while others involve upgrading fixtures and plumbing systems to more efficient systems. By saving on water you save money, and actively involve yourself in creating a more sustainable environment.
Do you want to improve the efficiency of your Tempe home Plumbing System? Schedule an appointment with our team of friendly plumbing contractors today!