As time progresses, depending on where you are from, water can be pretty scarce. If you’re a DIY kind of person, then you may just be able to save some serious water. Today, we will talk about how you can do yourself a favor and help the environment, while also cutting back on your water bill. After all, who doesn’t like saving a buck or two to throw into a high yield savings account for future retirement?
Bundle up Your Water Heater: Imagine your water heater as someone working in a northeastern winter hopelessly trying to stay warm. Sounds cold doesn’t it? How would you help fix this problem? Well for one, we would probably give the person a thick winter coat. Unsurprisingly, water heaters work the same way. If you have a water heater that resides in garages with no climate control or your freezing basement, you may want to throw your water heater a jacket. If you don’t, it will work that much harder to stay warm.
Switch to More Conservative Products: A low-flow faucet being implemented into your kitchen or bathroom can do a lot. With the products of yesterday having less of a focus on low-flow water conservation, it may be time for you to treat yourself to the products of today. You can boost the look of your area, while conserving water at the same time.
Toilets Can Save You Up to Twice the Water: Much like the faucets of yesterday, older toilets are notorious for lacking an eco-friendly focus when it comes to water conservation. Today, new toilets can help you by cutting half the water you would usually use when flushing your old toilet. With almost anything, if you can retain half of what you normally would, it is a no brainer decision. In fact, you do not have to even buy a brand new toilet! You can save the same amount of water just by replacing some parts. Check out or solutions from our Next by Danco line to start saving water sooner than later!
Maintain Your Current Appliances: Like almost anything, if you neglect it for too long it will not be in good health. The same principle comes into play when considering appliances. If a problem occurs, do not procrastinate, and deal with it as soon as you possibly can. This is especially true when considering appliances from the likes of dishwashers, washing machines and water heaters. If your appliances are simply just old, you might want to go ahead and find replacements. When your appliance hits double digits in years, that is a great time to assess your appliance needs!
Be Smart About Your Water Consumption: There are so many things that you can do to help save water in your home. For one, while we are on the topic of appliances, try to run only full loads of both dishes and laundry to help minimize your water usage. Other ways you can use minimal water is by turning your sink off while brushing your teeth, leave your water off when washing dishes, and make your showers as short as you can. If you do these things you will save at least 20 gallons of water a day. Doing the small things can really help you save some water.
As you can see, there is an abundance of solutions to the water conservation issues and importance in 2018. Do your share for the environment and be as efficient and optimized as you can as a water user. Like mentioned earlier, you may just in fact reap some financial reward if you do, if contributing to a healthier and stronger environment does not intrigue you enough already. Try to use as many of these tactics as you can today!