Drought conditions won’t be going away anytime soon in northern California. Everyone is working on conserving water as much as possible and learning to stop old water-wasting habits. Using less water for your landscaping is an obvious fix, but don’t forget to conserve water inside, too.
Here are some basic tips on how you can make sure you’re conserving water within your home.
1. Sneaky Leaky: Little drips here and there add up to a lot of wasted water. Check all faucets, pipes, toilets, and water heaters for any possible leaks. Fix as needed and assign a family member to check those spots consistently.
2. Shower Power: Shortening up your shower time even 5 minutes can make a huge difference in the amount of water used. You can also install water-saving low flow shower heads to make an even bigger difference. Turn shorter showers into a family competition – see who can take the shortest (but still thorough) showers!
3. Will to Fill: Running the washing machine or dishwasher without being completely full uses unnecessary water. Make sure all loads are filled to optimum levels before running. If you have to wear a shirt a couple of extra times or use a paper plate in order to wait for that full load, you’ll be okay. Look online for tips on how to load the dishwasher the best way in order to get the most dishes in that still get cleaned well.
Do you have any extra water conservation tips? How do you involve the family in conservation efforts around the home?
While you’re in water-saving mode, make the same efforts around the house to save energy costs! This will help save money and keep your AC system running efficiently at the same time. Try some of the tips in our recent post: Keep Your Cool With These 4 Money-Saving Tips.
Let Peck help you save money by checking your Rocklin, Roseville, or Granite Bay air conditioner to make sure it’s working properly. Check our Specials page and give us a call at 916-409-0768!