If you are looking for the means to save money on your water bill this year, especially since you know summer is now here, looking for a plumbing contractor to help answer your questions is a smart decision to make. When you are already investing more into keeping your home cool during the hot summer weather, the last thing you want to be experiencing are troubles with your plumbing, namely with wasting water that simply grows your water bill. Fortunately, our skilled technicians have put together a list of the most impactful things you could do to help save money on your water bill.
Update your bathroom fixtures
A bathroom fixture that is old or is not working properly, say is damaged or installed incorrectly, can be some of the biggest water wasters in your home. Did you know that your toilet alone could contribute to about 30% of your total water usage? Replacing old fixtures with new ones can help and maintain efficiency.
Update or Upgrade your Washing Machine
One of the heaviest hitting modifications you can make, replacing your washing machine can mean big savings compared to your current output. Models made for water efficiency can save your home up to 50% of the previous amount of water usage!
Update or Upgrade your Dishwasher
A lot the same with washing machines, some models of dishwashers are made for water efficiency and can help achieve “loads” more savings of your water usage each month, which can be up to 30% more savings than before.
Watering Your Lawn
You may not be glad to hear about the cost of keeping your lawn thriving, which can contribute to about 55% of your overall water usage! Changing over from using your sprinkler system to using a drip system for landscaping will ensure that the water is delivered to the base of the plants where it is needed most. One of the best ways to cut back on this area of water usage is to invest in low-maintenance plant types and landscaping composition.
Recycling Storm Water
By positioning a rooftop drum or rain barrel on your property, you can collect water for redistributing for other uses like irrigation, etc., both increasing your savings and helping with other household tasks.
If you are looking for the best way to implement some of the tips above, give Jack Ward & Sons Co. a call at (615) 227-2811 for help with professional installations and choosing the best fixtures available for the greatest outcome.