How to Save Money and Energy on Water in Your Home

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

save money on water billThe use of water in your household impacts your water bill and electric bill. Conservation and keeping your faucets and toilets maintained can save you money and energy. Below are some suggestions to save water, energy and money.

Seal the Leaks

Each year, the average home releases 10,000 gallons of water from leaks. Allowing water to drip wastefully can add up to ten percent to your water bills. The culprits of faucet leaks can include corroded and worn washers, seals, gaskets and valves.

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In your bathroom toilet, minerals and decay compromise flappers that prevent sealing of the toilet base. Some items, especially flappers and washers or gaskets, can be replaced yourself and with little expense. If you have an irrigation system, check the lines following winter for cracks and other damage caused by freezing weather.

Cold Laundry

Consider using the cold option on your washing machine. Even if you opt for warmer wash settings, rinse with cold water. Generally, your washer spends 90 percent of its energy on heating the water when you use hot water.

Running the machine’s motor accounts for only 10 percent of energy usage. When you apply cold water, you can save on the electric or gas bill. If you have an electric water heater, going cold can reap savings of $40 per year on the electric bill.

Natural gas savings from cold water stand at more than $30 per year.

Fill It Up

Typically, your dishwasher will expend the same amount of water whether it remains empty or is full. In that light, wait until you have accumulated enough dishes in need of cleaning. The same principle applies generally with laundry loads.

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Wash when you have enough clothes to fill the wash basin (but don’t over fill) on large settings. Full-load washing can save you 3,400 gallons of water a year. If you must wash smaller loads, such as when you need a specific outfit for an occasion, adjust the fill settings for the clothes you have.

Shower Time

Depending on the time you spend, taking a shower rather than a bath can save you money. With a low-flow shower head, or one that uses 2.5 gallons per minute, a ten-minute shower consumes 25 gallons. A bath can take up to 30 gallons.

Baths involve filling a tub and perhaps using water to rinse off. Consider limiting the showers, especially the use of hot water during them. As with dishwashers and laundry machines, hot water settings can add to your power bill because you’re using the water heater.

You can also contact companies like Vets 4 You Plumbing Heating for tips on money- and energy-saving appliances.

In addition to responsible habits and maintenance, consider purchasing appliances with an ENERGY STAR qualified rating and fixtures or products that meet the Environmental Protection Agency’sWaterSense standards.

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