You Don't Have to Suffer High Water Bills This Summer With These Easy Tips

Enjoy the Summer Without Worrying About the Water Bills

Summer fun is usually equated with lots of water and for a good reason. The heat may be a welcome arrival for some, but it can also quickly raise water bills. Swimming pools, splash pads, and refreshing summer drinks require copious amounts of water, but does that automatically mean homeowners should resign themselves to a fate of high water bills? There are several ways homeowners can save money on their water costs this summer, and this post will share water-saving tips!

Water Saving Devices Help Keep Water Bills Low

showerIn this age of technological advancements, it’s easy to find ways to make life more efficient and less wasteful. Many products on the market allow homeowners to make their homes more water efficient, including upgrades in plumbing fixtures. Swapping out regular shower heads for low-flow, WaterSense-labeled versions, for example, can save families about 2,700 gallons of water a year.

Water-saving toilets are another way to conserve water and save money. Installing water-saving WaterSense-labeled toilets to replace old, inefficient ones can save families 20 to 60 percent of the water used by their toilets. These kinds of toilets use less water per flush than a normal toilet, with some models offering the option to use a full flush for solid waste and a half flush for liquid waste.

Find the Right Time to Water the Lawn

lawnWhile not all water-related activities at home can be made efficient with water-saving devices, it’s still possible to save money by timing these activities right. Take watering the lawn, for example. Maintaining the health of the yard, garden, and landscaping is important in the summer, so homeowners would expect that, given the extreme temperatures, they would have to pay a premium to take care of their yards. 

But most homeowners need to know that if they simply schedule this activity in the morning, they can save money on watering the lawn. This is because mornings are cooler than the rest of the day, and if plants are watered at this early hour, the water doesn’t evaporate as quickly, leaving more for the plants to absorb. This allows homeowners to cut down on their water usage to keep their yards healthy.

Some More Ways to Save Water

Apart from the tips mentioned above, there are also several simple habit changes that, when done consistently, can help homeowners not just conserve water but also keep them from running up an excessively high water bill.

  • Keep showers short: While it may be tempting to stay in the shower longer than necessary, shorter showers have the incentive of keeping water bills low - something that should motivate most people to hop out as soon as they’re done.
  • Don’t leave the water running: One of the easiest ways to save water is to turn off the tap when not in use. According to the EPA, 8 gallons of water a day can be saved by turning off the tap when brushing teeth, and 10 gallons of water can be saved per shave. 
  • Maximize the use of water-efficient appliances: Most modern household appliances like clothes washers and dishwashing machines are built to be water efficient, so homeowners would do well to maximize their water efficiency by opting, for example, to use water-efficient dishwashers instead of washing dishes by hand. Washing machines should also be run on a full load to save water.

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