Those extra few minutes in your hot shower or leaving the kitchen faucet running while you step away might not seem like a big deal, but over time their cost begins to add up. Water conservation at home translates to savings on your bills and makes a valuable environment impact as well. There are lifestyle changes and appliance issues that affect water conservation and today, we will talk about both.
A Few Changes Go a Long Way
Routine and ingrained lifestyle changes can seem frivolous or a bother but if you can manage to make small changes in water consumption over time, you will see great benefits. Here is a short list of activities to keep in mind when thinking about cutting down on water use:
Take shorter showers
Turn off the faucet when not in use (i.e., brushing teeth, washing dishes)
Only run your dishwasher when it is full at capacity
Wash your clothes on cold and only with a full load
These small changes can make a world of difference in the long run!
Outside of lifestyle changes, home appliances can run inefficiently causing you to waste water. Toilets and sinks that leak are the biggest proponents of water waste. According to the EPA, the average family can waste almost 10,000 gallons a year from leaks alone.
In addition to fixing faulty appliances, installing appliances that focus on efficiency and conservation can go a long way in saving on your monthly bottom line. On your next shopping trip, keep an eye out for WaterSense labels and ENERGY STAR certified appliances, as these appliances will save you money annually.
Isley Plumbing: In-the-know Water Experts
Isley Plumbing has been a trusted plumbing partner, resource and expert for over four generations. We know how to inspect for leaks and install water conserving state-of-the art appliances if needed. If you have questions about water conservation or leaks, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 317-420-4006 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.