4 Tips for a Lower Water Bill

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When it comes to saving money, reducing your monthly bills should be at the top of your priority list. That includes your water bill.

Your water bill isn’t a fixed cost -- it’s one you can control by cutting waste where you can. Here’s how.

1. Check for Leaks

Of all of the ways that you can save money on your water bill, repairing leaks is among the most important. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, nearly 10% of all homes have leaks that waste at least 90 gallons of water each day. The EPA adds that leak detection services can help you save nearly 10% on your water bill.

2. Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater

Your old water heater is probably costing you more than you think. Installing a tankless water heater system not only heats water more efficiently but also reduces the amount of water that the average homeowner uses. The reason is that it's not needlessly heating up a tank full of water so that you have it at your disposal. Instead, it produces hot water on demand with no water waste.

3. Take Short Showers

Did you know that showering is how most homeowners waste the majority of their water? You don't have to stop taking showers altogether, though. The EPA says that you should try to shorten your showers by just four minutes.

While this might not seem like a lot, it can actually save nearly 4,000 gallons of water every year. Some homeowners enjoy an annual savings of $100 by doing so. As a bonus, it can reduce your energy bill because you spend less time heating water to take long showers.

4. Use Your Dishwasher or Hire a Plumber to Install One

Your dishwasher doesn't just save you time. It can actually save you money because it uses less water than what you typically use washing dishes by hand. However, it's important that you only run your dishwasher when it's at full capacity. This will cut down on the number of times that you have to run it, which will save even more water.

Doing your part to reduce your water bill doesn't just save you money. It also lowers your carbon footprint and reduces your environmental impact. It feels nice to save money while doing the right thing.

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