Unlike pruning bushes or laying out in the sun, water conservation is in season, new water heater wayland every season. Which means, to make the most of it and do your part, there are certain tasks you would do well to turn into habits.

Here are just a few proven-effective suggestions.

  1. Spend Less Time in the Shower. Long, hot showers are one of life’s true guilty pleasures, but one with a price on its head. Would two fewer minutes relax you any less? How about a low-flow showerhead? Stay warm, relax yourself, but conserve water.
  2. Install water efficient fixtures, like motion sensor faucets and low-flow toilets. They can save massive amounts of water while providing other benefits. Motion sensor faucets, for example, help ease the pain for arthritic family members.
  3. Washing dark clothes in cold water saves both water and energy, and helps your clothes retain their color.
  4. Turn off the water while shaving and brushing your teeth. Talk about ending wasteful habits and replacing them with environmentally friendly alternatives! But it’s well worth the effort.
  5. Fix those leaky faucets. Even a slowly dripping tap can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water per year – which is more than eight gallons per day. Ouch!
  6. Put Plastic Bottles or a Float Booster in Your Toilet Tank. To cut down on water waste, put an inch or two of sand or pebbles inside each of two plastic bottles. Fill the bottles with water, screw the lids on, and put them in your toilet tank, safely away from the operating mechanisms. Or buy an inexpensive tank bank or float booster. This one simple step can save ten or more gallons of water per day. However, be sure at least three gallons of water remain in the tank so it will flush properly.
  7. Use your dishwasher and washing machine only to run full loads. Or, if that’s not practical, change the settings to suit the load.

Here’s another tip for water conservation and overall improved plumbing performance: contact PC Plumbing, Heating, AC & Remodeling to schedule a whole-house plumbing inspection. Following our inspection, we can recommend additional ways to conserve water without sacrificing comfort and convenience. We also can spot signs of additional water leaks or cracks in pipes where water spillage is imminent.