We’ve all been there. Your water bill comes in and, of course, it ends up being higher than you expected. In fact, a lot of our customers around the Fox Cities, and some of our employees, have been noting higher utility costs in general, which has been causing frustration. If you’re concerned about high utility costs, how can you lower your water bill? It is quite simple. All it takes is regularly monitoring your appliances and any tasks you complete using water. The time and attention to these details will be worth it. Not only are you lowering your water bill and saving money, but you also will make sustainable habits part of your daily routine.
Regularly check your appliances and faucets.
It is normal for your faucets, toilets, or dishwashers to have leaking issues. This issue can be costing you as it may have gone undetected for months! You can save up to 10% on the water bill by fixing common leaks. If you are unsure how to detect common leaks in your home, we have helpful tips!
Upgrade your appliances and toilets.
Outdated appliances can be a problem and use much more water, gas, and electricity than many updated appliances, which have more energy-efficient parts and design. If you’re looking to buy a new toilet, a low-flow toilet can be beneficial as less water will be used with each flush. Upgrading your current appliances, like your dishwasher and washer, to the latest Energy-Star models will also save you money on your utility bills!
Take shorter showers.
This is a common tip for lowering water costs, but it is very important — and doesn’t cost you a thing to implement. Did you know that by shortening your shower by 2 minutes, you save 10 gallons of water? When shaving or lathering the soap, shutting off the water during that time is smart and sustainable. In the same vein, turning off the water in the sink while brushing your teeth is another handy water-saving tip. We’ve also talked to people who opt to shower at their gym because it’s included in their membership fees and they naturally take shorter showers when they’re in a public setting and there are other people waiting.
Watters Plumbing can help you lower your water bill!
Whether you’re having leaking issues or want to upgrade your bathroom fixtures, Watters plumbing is here to help! We can save you time and money by repairing faucet leaks or replacing toilets and faucets to energy-efficient alternatives.
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