When the bills start adding up, it’s smart to find simple ways to reduce them when you can! Being conscious about your water usage can lower your bill and help the environment. Here are some ideas to try—including calling Wyckoff about your water heater—to save money on your water bill.  

Fix Leaks

Not only is a leaky faucet annoying, but those small and slow drips can add up over time and become costly. In fact, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average family can waste 180 gallons per week, or 9,400 gallons of water annually, from household leaks.

Toilets, sink faucets, and dishwashers can all be culprits of leaks. Some fixes are simple enough to accomplish yourself, while others require professional help. Regardless, fixing even the most minor household leaks can have a large impact on your water bill. 

Use the Dishwasher

You probably didn’t want to hand-wash that casserole dish anyway, so the good news is you actually should opt to put it in the dishwasher. Not only does your dishwasher save you time, but it also saves you money by using less water. 

According to Energy Star, utilizing your dishwasher instead of hand-washing all your dishes can save more than 8,000 gallons of water and cut your water bill by about 130 dollars per year. 

Don’t Leave the Faucet Running

While this may seem like a relatively obvious tip, make sure you turn the faucet off when you’re not using it. People most often leave the faucet running while they’re brushing their teeth or shaving in the bathroom. Simply turn the faucet off in between uses. It may not seem like a long span of time, but those minutes add up day after day.

Install a Low-Flow Showerhead

According to the EPA, showering is one of the leading ways we use water in our homes. It accounts for nearly 17% of residential indoor water use, which adds up to nearly 40 gallons per day for the average family. 

Limiting the amount of time you spend in the shower is the easiest way to lower these numbers, but you can also invest in a low-flow showerhead. Low-flow showerheads help reduce the amount of water used in the shower and, in turn, save you money on your water and energy bills. 

Run Full Loads of Laundry

Running your washing machine to clean just a few items at a time wastes water and energy, plus it puts unnecessary wear and tear on your washer. It’s best to wait until you have full loads of laundry before you toss them in to be cleaned. It’s more efficient and will reduce the number of times you have to run your machine. 

Have Your Water Heater Serviced by Wyckoff

Preventative maintenance and care can be one of the best ways to save money! The team at Wyckoff will inspect your water heater to ensure it’s running efficiently. If we do find any issues, we offer competitive prices on new water heaters and can professionally install them into your home. 

Contact us today to learn more about our water heater services and how we can help you save money with our winter service special on new home humidifiers and water heaters.