5 Fast and Easy Fixes for High Water Bills at Home

High water bills are not fun Рnor are they good for the environment. A high water bill usually means that you are using too much water or something is wrong. There are a number of problems that can occur that can cause high water bills. It could be your toilet, your appliances or even your air conditioning unit that is causing the water bill to rise to shocking levels. Next to air purification systems and other appliances, making sure that you keep your water consumption down is important for your wallet and the environment. Luckily, though, there are a number of fixes. Here are five fast and easy fixes for high water bills at home.

  1. Switch to water conserving toilets. Older toilets flush between 5 and 6 gallons of water at a time, which is often way too much water. If you have a lot of people in your home, you could be wasting, and paying, for hundreds of gallons of water. If this is the case, you may benefit from installing low flush, water conserving toilets. These toilets only flush about a gallon to two gallons each flush.
  2. Install a recirculation pump on your hot water heater. Do you want to never have to wait for your water to warm up again? With a recirculation pump, you won’t have to. With these amazing pumps, hot water is always on the ready, whenever you need it and only when you need it. Basically, these recirculation pumps make sure that hot water is delivered right away and any excess cool water is heated, so that you don’t have to wait to take a shower in the morning. If you are waiting for a minute to two minutes for the water to warm up, chances are that you are wasting money.
  3. Collect rainwater for all your gardening needs. If you have a lot of flowers, plants, or if you are building an herb garden, chances are that you need to water every single day. What can happen, though, is that the water is usually coming from a hose. Yet, if you want to save money, and help the environment, you can always collect rain water from your spouts and use that for watering the outdoor plants.
  4. Use low flow faucets. Just like your toilets flush too much water, some faucets leak an incredible amount of water. It also seems that the more you turn the water on, the more water you waste. So, use a low flow shower head and you will start to notice savings on your monthly energy bills. Not only that, but you will be making less of an impact on the environment.
  5. Air dry your dishes. Dishwashers can end up wasting a lot of energy. However, you don’t often have to turn on the dryer setting on when it comes to running the dishwasher. Oftentimes, you can simply let them sit on the rack to dry. Doing this will also increase the lifespan of your dishwasher.

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