With the beginning of a new year here, many people are starting to reflect on the previous 12 months and plan for how they will change or improve in 2016.
New Year’s resolutions are a big part of one year rolling over into another and a majority of the population admits to making them.
Resolutions can range from jokingly making a goal to make more money to being very serious about better eating habits and improving health.
One resolution that everyone should commit to, this year and every year, is to improve the water efficiency of their home plumbing system.
This resolution is especially important because water conservation is an important step that all households should be taking each and every day.
Thankfully, there are some things that you can do to improve the water efficiency of your plumbing system without having to invest much.
Here are some tips that you and your family can implement at home:
- Make sure that all of your faucets and plumbing fixtures are newer models that are built for water efficiency. These are often referred to as low-flow and are designed to use the least amount of water possible for the task they perform. For instance, a low-flow showerhead will cut your water consumption in half per minute of shower, without leaving you feeling like you have no water pressure.
- Use the end of year sales to look for deals on appliances that are energy star certified. Items like dishwashers and washing machines are often on sale this time of year, and newer models are far more water-efficient than older ones. Washing machines that are energy star certified have been built with water and energy efficiency in mind.
- Make sure that your toilet is in top working condition and there aren’t any leaks. This is a good time of year to schedule a maintenance appointment with a professional plumber. These appointments are a good time for identifying any areas of inefficiency and leaks. A leaking toilet can have a huge impact on your water usage.
Make sure to commit to conserving water around your home during the New Year and future. Water is a precious resource that we all need to be mindful of, and conserving water will also save you money on your monthly water bill.