Water

Water use can account for up to 13 percent of your utility bill. Here are some simple tips that can reduce your usage, lower your energy use and reduce your bill.
  • Exercise water conservation
    • Install low-flow faucets and showerheads
    • Take showers instead of baths
    • Repair leaky faucets ASAP!
    • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
    • Let dishes soak in the sink.
    • Don’t water the cement – aim only for your lawn.
    • Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle.
    • Only run full loads of laundry or dishes.
  • Turn down the thermostat on your water heater. A setting of 120 degrees is suitable.
  • Insulate your water heater to prevent heat from escaping around the tank. You can also insulate the first six feet of hot and cold water pipes connected to the water heater.
  • When the time is right, purchase a more energy efficient water heater. Look for one with the Energy Star label.

Leaky faucets are an easy fix that can result in cost savings. One drip per second can waste as much as 1,661 gallons of water per year.

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