Tips to Reduce your Water Bill- Melbourne CBD Plumber
Did anyone get they’re last water bill and have a little freak out? I know the feeling.
Left wondering why it was so incredibly high and racking your brain on what you have done differently.
See our top tips on how to reduce your next water bill.
FIX ALL LEAKS
A leaking tap, a dripping shower, a running toilet, a dripping hose. Even though these leaks appear to be very minor . . . Every drop eventually adds up! A dripping tap is still adding to your water bill, and your not even using that water! Thats literally money down the drain.
I can maybe guess why your water bill had increased over winter . . . Who loves nothing more than a long, hot shower at 6am in the morning or after a long day at work? I know I’m guilty of this! The sad news: that’s a big contributor to your water bill. Simple solution: now we’re in spring and the weather’s getting a bit warmer, try shorten those showers to about 4 minutes. Remember those shower timers from about 8 years ago? Grab that out again and try stick to the 4 minutes or even under if you can!
USE YOUR DISHWASHER INSTEAD OF WASHING YOUR DISHES BY HAND
Washing your dishes by hand uses about 10 more litres compared to a dishwasher. So permission to be lazy and use your dishwasher; it’s good for your water bill and for the soul.
INSTALL WATER SMART DEVICES
Change your regular shower head to a water saving one, and upgrade appliances such as your dishwasher and washing machine to water smart and energy efficient appliances. This will pay dividends in the long term.
REUSE YOUR WATER
Some tips on how you can reuse your water is:
- Divert water from your washing machine to your lawn, instead of using a sprinkler.
- Redirect water from shower and bath to your lawn
- Catch water in a bucket when your heating up your shower water, catch the cold water and reuse it for the garden, washing dishes or other uses.
INSULATE YOUR PIPES
Insulating your pipes means they won’t get as cold overnight/in cold weather, meaning they will take less time for the water to heat up.
WASH YOUR CLOTHES IN COLD WATER
By doing this, your clothes will be just as clean and it will also preserve their colour. Not only that, it will save a heap of water and energy!
There are so many ways you can save on your water bill! How creative can you get?
Got any other tips? Let us know in the comments!
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