Professional Plumbing Tips
4 Ways to Shrink Your Water Bill
Everyone wants to know how to save when it comes to water. Water is essential to our daily living, and yet it costs so much just to use it. This guide will show you how to shrink your water bill with just a few easy adjustments to your routine.
1. Upgrade Your Washing Machine
A lot of the time, when a water bill is high, it's because of the washing machine. Some people follow a strict plan where they only wash their clothing at a certain time of the week and for a certain number of hours, for fear of using too much water. You can skip all of this planning and scheduling by simply upgrading your washing machine.
The upgrade is a one-time cost that will save you cash in the long run. A better, newer washing machine will run more efficiently, quietly, and will use less water, thus lowering your water bill!
2. Upgrade Your Dishwasher and Bathroom Fixtures
The same applies to your dishwasher and bathroom fixtures. Today's dishwashers are Energy Star appliances, meaning that not only do they use less power, but they also use less water.
Older bathroom fixtures can have a tendency to leak. This leaking might seem like a small problem, but over time, the constant run of water, however slow, can add up to a mighty bill. Getting new fixtures will stop the leakage and effectively shrink your water bill.
3. Consider Reusing Stormwater
If you cannot afford to upgrade every appliance in your house, consider stormwater harvesting. Like rainwater harvesting, you can collect stormwater at home. You will have to go through the process of purifying it, but you can then use the collected water to drink, wash your clothes, flush your toilet, and wash your dishes. It is ultimately a very easy way to save when you're in a pinch.
That said, you could also buy purified water and use it in the same way. At the end of the day, however, it would be cheaper in the long run to just get the upgrades.
4. Improve Your Water Meter
Your water meter will generally let you know if you have a leak, which can lead to a high water bill. If your water meter is broken or very old, it's possible that you will continue to pay for this expensive leak for quite a long and frustrating time. This is why it's so important to keep your water meter in good repair and up-to-date.
In conclusion, cutting back your water bill requires that you spend a little cash. Upgrading your appliances and keeping your water meter in good repair is worth it in the long run. You will cut back on your water usage and reduce the size of your bill. Think of all the things you could use that extra cash for!
For more information on upgrading your appliances or if you’re in need of any other plumbing service, contact us today!