With the weather warming up, you may be thinking of ways to make your household more energy efficient during the summer months. While it’s important to cut back on things like air-conditioning, you should also keep an eye on your water usage. Here are 6 easy ways to save water around the house to significantly reduce your water bill.
Turn off idle taps
Whether you’re brushing your teeth, shaving, or preparing food, remember to turn off the tap while it’s not in use. Although all these activities require water use, you don’t need the tap to be running the whole time.
Get a cistern displacement device for your toilet to save water
You may have heard of people placing bricks in their toilet cisterns in order to save water, however this could damage your toilet resulting in costly repairs. Instead, obtain a professional cistern displacement device to reduce water use with each flush.
Only run your dishwasher and washing machine on full loads
High water consumption appliances like dishwashers and washing machines should only be used on full loads to cut down unnecessary in between cycles and reduce your water bill.
Wash your car (and dog) at home
Although it won’t exactly be helping you shrink your home water bill, you’ll save money and reduce your overall water consumption by washing your car at home rather than taking it to an expensive, high energy consumption car wash. The same goes for washing your family pet.
Keep a cold water jug in the fridge
In summer, you will often find yourself running the tap for several seconds while waiting for the water to run cold, which adds up to a fair amount of wasted water. To combat this, keep a jug of water in the fridge so that you always have cold drinking water on hand.
Always be on the lookout for leaks and blocked drains
If your water bill suddenly goes up for no reason, or if you notice that your kitchen or bathroom sink is taking a long time to drain, you may have a blocked drain or leaking pipe somewhere around your home. It’s important to have any blocked drains or leaks attended to as soon as they arrive to avoid costly water bills and potential damage.
JPG Plumbing is your local plumber in Melbourne, with many years of experience in plumbing maintenance and repairs. Our experienced team of plumbers will maintain your plumbing, and quickly repair blocked drains and leaks, to help you save water this summer.