Green Ways To Use Less Water In Your Small Home

Saving money on water bill is something you can do without any stress. If you are eco conscious, there are lots of green ways through which you can use less water in your home and at the same time, help in preserving same. Since fresh water is becoming more expensive and precious by the day, by analyzing the type of fixtures you have in your bathroom and your family’s habit in water usage, you can do more to help your environment. Use these helpful tips to help use less water in your small home and save money at the same time.

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How can you save water in your small bathroom?

Install modern and low-flow shower heads:

If you like taking showers, instead of having the more traditional shower heads that dispense up to 3 gallons of water in every given minute, it is better to go for more modern and low-flow shower heads that dispense less than 2 gallons of water per minute. It is cheap and at the same time, improves the market value of your home. Also, consider take shorter showers. This is another viable way of going green in your home. Instead of leaving the water running while you soap, it is better to turn it off and after soaping, turn on the shower to rinse. This takes less gallons of water and cuts down on energy expenses.

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Take shorter showers to save water in your bathroom

Retrofit your toilet:

This option could be expensive but at the end of the day, it makes more sense since it helps you use less water and boosts the value of your home. If you have an older toilet that consumes more water during flushing, it is better to opt for low-flush system that takes a maximum of 1.6 gallons of water per flush instead of 3.5 gallons per flush.

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Consider retrofitting your old toilet

Save water while brushing and shaving:

Instead of leaving the sink tap running as you brush your teeth, it is better to fill up a glass of water for rinsing and turn off the tap. The same thing applies to shaving. Instead of rinsing your razor under running water, it is better to fill the sink with little water and use it to rinse your razor. It saves water.

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Use low flow fixtures in your bathroom

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Consider setting your water temperature cooler

Apart from these ideas, setting your water temperature to cooler is another way of saving on energy in your home. If you have extra water in the bathtub or sink, instead of wasting it, it can be used in watering the plants in the interiors of the home and outside. Therefore, saving water should be an important everyday practice by members of your household.

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Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 16th, 2013


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