How to Lower Your Water Bill. Plumbing Problem #3
How to Lower Your Water Bill
Are you happy with your water bill? I’m guessing the answer is “no.” Most people aren’t. Customers ask me for advice on this, lowering their water bill all the time. So I thought I would post some ways you might be able to save money on that.
First, let’s talk about your dishwasher. Is it old? How old? A new Energy Star dishwasher might use 15 percent less water than your older model. That means you might save 15% on your water bill. Of course, you know to only run the dishwasher when you have a full load of dishes. Anything else is a waste of money.
Of course, you should also upgrade your washing machine, too, if that’s old. An Energy Star model might use 40 percent less water. Think of how much money that can save! Just like your dishwasher, use the right size load as not to waste water and doing a bad job on your clothes. And whenever possible, use cold water.
Now let’s talk about your kitchen sink and how you can keep that from picking your pocket. You should install a WaterSense aerator on all of your faucets. This can cut the flow down to less than one gallon a minute without losing water pressure. Next check if your faucets are leaking. Check the base, handles, and head. Replace any that have a leak. Make sure you look closely, some leaks are hard to see. Another big way to save is not to scrub dishes, soak them instead.
If none of this lowers your water bill, you might have leaks that you can’t find. It would be worth the money to bring in a plumber. If you're in the Los Angeles, call me, and I’ll send over a professional to help you out. Call 1-855-331-7788.