These days, it makes sense to be saving money everywhere you can. When people think of saving money on monthly bills, however, most don’t think about their water bill.
With Winter fully coming into full swing, the temperatures are sure to dip below freezing more often than not for the next couple of months. While you might see that reflected in your energy bill, you can offset it with a few easy changes to your routines involving water.
Here are 5 tips for saving money on your water bill this winter.
Wash your clothes in cold water and try to limit smaller loads
Typically a washer uses about the same amount of water for a large load as it does for a small one. So, limiting your smaller loads will save a ton of water that was essentially too much for the load in the first place. It’s also generally recommended to wash your clothes in cold water whenever possible. Not only is cold water better for your clothes, helping them to last longer and maintain their color and shape, but it is also better for the environment and you can be saving money on your energy bills. Additionally, many modern detergents are designed to work effectively in cold water, so you don’t have to worry about your clothes not getting clean. You can learn more about what clean water can do for your laundry here!
Limit your time in the shower
Most showers use a significant amount of water, so taking shorter showers can make a big difference in your water usage. In fact, even a one-minute reduction in your shower time can save up to 150 gallons of water per month. Additionally, using low-flow showerheads and limiting the amount of hot water you use can also help reduce your water bill.
Use your dishwasher to wash dishes
If you only run your dishwasher when it is full, it can be more efficient than washing dishes by hand. This is because dishwashers use less water and energy per dish than washing dishes by hand. However, if you run your dishwasher with only a few dishes, it can actually use more water and energy than washing them by hand. Additionally, using the energy-saving setting on your dishwasher and making sure that your dishwasher is in good working condition can help reduce your water and energy usage. Keeping your dishes clean and your dishwasher in great shape is much easier to do with clean water.
Turn off the water while you brush your teeth or shave
This can save a significant amount of water, as you are not letting the water run continuously while you are using it. Instead, turn the water on to wet your brush or razor and then turn it off while you brush or shave. You can also consider using a glass or cup to rinse your mouth or razor instead of letting the water run the whole time. By taking these simple steps, you can save water and reduce your water bill.
Saving money by maintaining your toilet well
Toilets are one of the main sources of water usage in a home, so making sure that they are working properly can help reduce your water usage. One way to do this is by checking for leaks and repairing them as soon as possible. Even a small leak can waste a significant amount of water over time. Additionally, making sure that your toilet is not running continuously and replacing it with a low-flow toilet if possible can also help save water and reduce your water bill.
If you take the time to adjust some habits you can save money this winter on your water bill and maybe even your energy bill at the same time. You can save even more money by never having to pay for drinking water again! Schedule an appointment and we’ll come out and assess your situation for free!