Ways to Reduce Household Water Usage

Ways to Reduce Household Water Usage

Are you fed up with staggering water bills? Since we’re all concerned about saving money and helping the environment these days, a great place to start is by reducing your water usage at home. Did you know that the average person uses 80-100 gallons of water per day? Do your part to help the environment and lower your bills with these simple tips to reduce your household water usage:

Load Up The Dishwasher: Automatic dishwashers use less hot water and energy than washing dishes by hand. Make sure to maximize the space in your dishwasher and load in as many items as you can to clean at once. And you can skip the pre-rinse too–most modern dishwashers are designed to be powerful enough to remove food and debris on their own.

Opt For Low Flow: Choosing low flow appliances like a toilet or showerhead can result in a savings of 25%-60% of water usage according to Energy.gov. Swapping out older appliances that are water hogs for these newer low flow, energy efficient units greatly impact your water bill for the better. In addition to installing these showerheads, shortening your shower to five minutes will provide some serious water savings.

Fix Leaks: If you notice a leak, don’t let it go unattended.You can significantly reduce water use by simply repairing leaks in fixtures — faucets and showerheads — or pipes. A leak of one drip per second wastes 1,661 gallons of water and can cost up to $35 per year, according to Energy.gov. If you spot a leaky fixture, give the trusted professionals at Wahl a call!

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