Having A Water Efficient Home Is Simple

April 22, 2013

This article is going to talk about turning your house into a water efficient home. It will also offer 3 quality tips on the best way to doing so.

A Water Efficient Home

A Water Efficient Home

In the midst of a very bad economical crisis it seems that there are more and more people out there who are trying to save money in any way they can. If you’re also struggling with your cash earnings and you don’t know any other way through which you will be able to save some good money, then you don’t have to worry about that, because in the article below, you will be able to read some very useful tips to making your house a water efficient home.

1. Toilet water waste prevention

If you have noticed modern toilets actually feature tanks that are way smaller than those of traditional toilets. In terms of the amount of water they can hold, it measures up to 1,6 gallons and some of these toilets will also feature 2 flush modes. In the first part of the flushing process, the entire water quantity in the tank will be used in order to flush the solid waste, while in the second part, a smaller amount of water will be used to flush any remaining liquid waste. As a piece of advice, it’s best if you could replace your older toilet with a more efficient one, especially if you’re remodeling your home.

There are cases when you will notice your toilet just doesn’t fill up and if this happens, then it signals there are problems with your float. You should target the part that is causing the problem and repair it as soon as possible, as this will allow you to save a lot of water. However, it could be that you already have a modern toilet and in this case, to save water, you will need to place a brick in the water tank, as this will help with displacing some water.

2. Dripping faucets

Many people actually waste alto of water by leaking or dripping faucets. For instance, if a sink faucet sheds a single drop of water each second, in a day this will amount to 86000 drops. Doing some simple calculations, you will realize that you’re wasting five gallons of water daily or 1825 gallons in a year. If you’re dealing with a dripping bathtub, this will cause even more water to be wasted, so be sure you fix them if they’re shedding water.

3. Bathing

With a regular shower fixture, you will basically use around seven gallons of water per minute, but if you have a water saving fixture, you will only use 2,5 gallons per minute. If that is not enough though, you may want to think about shortening your showers, as this will save you good amounts of water. Doing so is simple and you will need to start with disregarding relaxing under the hot water. Just get in the water, wash quickly and then get out.

As you can see, these are just some of the tips you can employ in order to start saving on the amount of water you’re using daily. After you will finally implement them in your daily routine, you will notice significant savings at the end of the month.

Additional Tips:

1. You can consider a passive solar home design and construction as this will help you heat up water, but also save you good money on electricity. Such a system is simple to install and it won’t cost too much.

2. For a water efficient home you may also want to think about not letting the tap water run when you’re brushing your teeth. That can also be said about shaving, which will waste around 15 gallons of water if you leave the tap open.

3. To reduce home power consumption you should never leave any electronics on, which includes your TV, laptop or desktop computer. You will be amazed just how much money you can save by doing so.


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