Short showers and no baths
Depending on your family’s habits, you can save a lot of water and as a result, end up reducing your energy bill. Warm bath uses a lot of water compared to a short shower. As a warm bath is a nice luxury, but taking short showers will help you reduce the energy bill by minimizing your usage of water.
Reduce your time in the shower
Everyone does this - we spend too much time in the shower when it is cold outside. You don’t feel like stepping out in the cold. Make sure you avoid this and spend only as much time as is necessary in the shower. You can also try and turn off the shower while soaping up, shampooing or shaving. Start today!
Avoid the running water wastage
Are you guilty of leaving the water on while you brush your teeth? Or when you step away to grab dirty dishes, or find the soap? All of those extra minutes can add up to a lot of wasted water. It only takes a second to shut it off. If you know it, do it. All this wasted water adds up to your energy bill due at the end of the month.
A leak can cost you as much as a dollar per month. This may not seem much, but when you use a drip calculator to put things into perspective, at 60 drips per minute(one drop per second), you waste 8.64 gallons per day, 259 gallons per month, and just over 3,153 gallons per year. That is a LOT of good, clean water just going to waste. This is one of the simplest ways to save water with your water heater.
A timer for your water
Consider installing a timer that turns off your water heater when it’s not in use, especially during the night time. This way you can reduce the units on your energy bill. You could also use it to turn off the water heater during your utility's peak demand times.
You can contact a professional plumbing agency if you need to get any of your leaks or faucets fixed for leaks. Start saving water today. Water conservation is an important issue and each one of us needs to take it seriously.