Would you like to give your budget a bit of a break this winter? If so, it’s time for you to learn how to conserve water.
When most people think of cutting the budget, they often imagine buying generic items at the grocery store or driving to their holiday destination instead of flying, but something as simple as conserving water can actually make a big difference. In our previous post, our Belleville plumber went over a few winter water conservation tips. Keep reading to learn about more ways to cut back on water usage this winter:
#4. Don’t flush away your money.
The toilet can account for up to 27% of a family’s overall water usage, so it’s important to be smart with every flush. If your family isn’t squeamish, you could enforce a strict flushing policy in which the toilet only gets flushed when there is a solid in it. If you don’t want to have to change the way you flush the toilet, consider installing a low-flow toilet in your home. Replacing an old, outdated toilet with a low-flow option could end up saving you hundreds of gallons per year.
#5. Let your faucets drip a little.
Although it’s true that a dripping faucet wastes water, the dripping can potentially save you a large chunk of change during the winter because it actually helps to prevent your pipes from bursting. A burst pipe will use a whole lot more water than a dripping faucet, not to mention the price you will pay in order to have the damage repaired.
We have just a few more water saving tips for winter to go over with you. If you would like to learn more, please check out our next blog.