These days, we’re all looking for ways to save a few dollars here and there. Our water bill isn’t typically where we look first to shave pennies off of our budget, but there are plenty of ways to lower your usage and cost.
Check for Leaks
This may seem like a no brainer, but often we don’t notice a leaky toilet or faucet until it’s been that way for a while. Check your seals, faucets, and pipes monthly by running your fingers around them to check for moisture. Finding and repairing leaks will save bucks on your next water bill.
Update Your Showerhead and Toilet
Today, very pressurized showerheads are available which push water out harder, requiring less at once. Using these types of shower heads can save you money over time. Similarly, toilets now have water saving capabilities that control the amount of water stored in the tank, and the amount of water used in a flush.
Watch Your Meter
Your water meter is the best clue you have to hidden leaks within your home. Check your water meter often to observe sudden boosts in water intake that may signal a leak.
Remember to regularly inspect your sprinkler heads to make sure they haven’t become crooked or off kilter due to children, lawn mowers, or other reasons. Also, ensure that each sprinkler head is targeted for it optimal use so that no areas are over or under watered. The best time of day to water is early morning because of the temperature. Less water will evaporate with cool morning temperatures, so more water will be used on the lawn enabling shorter watering times.
When trying to save on your water bill, a little effort can go a long way. Keeping your plumbing maintained and your lawn irrigation system in check will save you a noticeable amount on your annual cost of water. For more tips and advice, call Lasiter and Lasiter Plumbing at (817) 589-1678.