Water bills for your Gainesville home can cost you a considerable amount of money if you’re not careful. Finding ways to lower your water bill can help you save money each month. Keep the following tips in mind for reducing your water bill.
Find Plumbing Leaks
Leaks in your plumbing can contribute to higher water bills, especially if they remain undetected for weeks, months, or even years. Check for leaks throughout your home, such as water spots on walls, and have them repaired right away. Even a small leak can lead to a high amount of wasted water and higher water bills. If you’re not sure how to find leaks, have a professional plumber inspect your home.
Shorten Shower Times
Reducing the amount of time you spend in the shower can help lower your water bill. Aim to shorten shower times by a couple of minutes or more. Switching to a low-flow shower head can help you use less water in the shower as well, resulting in even more money saved on your water bill.
Load Up Your Washer and Dishwasher Before Running Them
Doing small loads of laundry or running a dishwasher that’s only partly full can end up wasting a lot of water. You’ll also be running these appliances more often if you do small loads at a time. Fill up your washing machine and dishwasher before you run them, and you’ll cut back on the amount of water your home uses.
Switch to Energy Star Appliances
If you have an older washing machine or dishwasher, consider replacing it with a new one that has an Energy Star rating. These newer appliances are designed to use less water compared to older models. Switching to these appliances can help you use less water when doing laundry or running the dishwasher.
If you have leaks or other plumbing problems in your home, please contact J.W. Freeman Plumbing as soon as possible. Our experienced plumbers in Gainesville can make repairs promptly, so you can start saving more money on your water bill.