How to Conserve Water During the Summer
Utah’s air has been ranked in the top 10 driest in the nation, with less humidity than the air in several African regions. With temperatures sometimes reaching triple digits in the summertime, the need to conserve water becomes more and more important. Not only is conserving water beneficial to the environment but is also beneficial to your pocket with utility bill costs. Below are a few tips and tricks to conserve water during the warmest part of the year
1. Water at Appropriate Times
It may seem like a no-brainer but water evaporates faster when the sun is high. By watering your landscapes in the morning or at night, water evaporation loss is at a minimum and conserving water is higher. It is also important not to water with windy conditions but at times that the water can travel and likely stay in the soil.
2. Fix Leaky Faucets and Running Toilets
A slow drip may seem like something minuscule, but in the larger scope of things it can contribute to a larger problem of hefty utility bills. Drips turn in to gallons before you know it, and gallons over time mean more wasted water. A leak might not always be dripping or water spewing out onto the floor. Leaks come in the forms of drips and can happen without giving any sort of warning sign. To diagnose a toilet leak, place some form of food coloring or a dye tablet in your toilet tank and see if the color seeps to the bowl. If you see color, it’s time to give SameDay a call.
3. Turn Off the Faucet When You Brush Your Teeth
Instead of letting the tap run when brushing your teeth, you could save up to 8 gallons of water per day by turning it off. Assuming that you brush your teeth once in the morning and once at night, you could be saving nearly 3,000 gallons a year. This is one of the easiest ways to conserve water in your home.
4. Wait for a Full Load of Laundry or Dishes
Try to delay running your washing machine and/or dishwasher until you have a full load. In doing so you limit the amount of times your run the machine. This will not only save you money but can also save an average family nearly 300 gallons of water annually.
5. Recycle Water from Your Home
Being aware of how much water you use daily can help incentivize those around you to conserve more. All too often unfinished drinking water from left over water bottles and drinking glasses, goes down the drain. Even left over water from pet dishes or steaming foods can get wasted too. By using that left-over water to water plants, and flowers around your house is one easy way to be less wasteful.
Conserving water doesn’t need to be complicated. With these easy tips and tricks, you too can eliminate the amount of water you waste on a daily basis and hopefully put a little bit more back into your pocket. If any faucets or toilets are noticeably leaking contact the professionals at SameDay Heating and Air. To learn more, or schedule an appointment, give us a call at (801) 726-3329
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