Does your summer energy bill have you thinking about ways you can cut back on your other utility bills? You can make several changes around the house to save money on your monthly water bill. We’ve rounded up a few suggestions that can save you money and energy. Take a look for all the details!
If you’re serious about saving money, energy, and water, consider upgrading to a tankless water heater. A tankless water heater does not store water all the time. Instead, the water runs through the tankless heater which uses gas or electric energy to heat the water.
A great benefit of tankless water heaters is that they only use energy when a demand is present. So you won’t be wasting energy (and running up your water bill) until you turn on that faucet. Tankless water heaters can provide more hot water than a typical tank style water heater. That means no more running the faucet waiting for the water to finally warm up.
Plumbing Tune Up
Have you ever had an expert technician inspect your plumbing? If not, then you won’t know what problems your system may have!
Plumbing tune-ups save you money and reduce the chance of a repair. During a tune-up, an expert technician will inspect your water levels, inspect drain lines, and monitor water levels and flush valves. This is a great opportunity for technicians to find out if you are wasting water due to a leak or malfunctioning plumbing equipment.
A properly trained plumber can also make recommendations that will help you and your family make smart choices with your water and energy conservation. Find out more about Strittmatters’ tune-ups through our Family Savings Club.
Make Smart Water Decisions
You can also do several things around the house that don’t cost a cent! Making smart decisions about your water usage can end up saving you money on your bill.
You can start in the bathroom by taking shorter showers and turning off the water while you brush your teeth. While these things will only make a small difference, you can get the whole family in on it and those small savings will start to add up.
You can also save water in the kitchen! When running your dishwasher, be sure to only run full loads. The average dishwasher used six gallons of water per cycle. By cutting down on running half loads, you can save water which will reflect on your bill. On the flip side of this, be mindful when hand washing dishes. Leaving the water running while cleaning the dishes can actually use more water than running the dishwasher!
The same principle applies to washing your clothes as well. Plan ahead and limit the number of small loads you wash. Being smart about the space in your washing machine will also end up saving you money in the long run.
Could your plumbing use a little TLC? Give us a call! We will send out an expert technician to inspect your plumbing and make recommendations on how your family can save money on your monthly water bill. Contact us at 940-566-1122 or through our Facebook page!