Go Back

Don't Let High Water Bills Ruin Your Summer

Money Saving Tips for a Stress-Free Summer

The summer months are the perfect time for swimming, grilling, and days at the beach - but they can also be a costly season for homeowners. If summer fun adds up with expensive activities and bills, don't despair! There are ways to save money by reducing water consumption, which will reduce water bills. Here are some easy tips to help save water and money, preventing high water bills from ruining summer fun.

Water-Saving Devices Save Money

showerOne of the most effective ways to conserve water at home is to swap regular plumbing fixtures with water-saving devices. Modern water-saving iterations of fixtures such as showerheads, faucets, and toilets can perform the same tasks as older models but use much less water. 

In fact, people can reduce their water usage by at least 20% after installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances. Some water-saving plumbing fixtures that can help save water and water costs include low-flow showerheads, water-saving toilets, faucet aerators, and WaterSense-labeled fixtures.

Watering the Lawn? Time It Right

lawnTo help avoid having to use and pay for more water than necessary to keep lawns and yards green and lush, homeowners should be strategic about when they do it. Scheduling all lawn and garden watering activities in the early morning takes advantage of the cooler temperatures to prevent as much water from evaporating as possible. This leaves more water for the plants and saves homeowners from watering their gardens more.

Homeowners should also take advantage of summer rains, no matter how few or far between they occur. During these times, homeowners can take a break from watering their lawns and allow the greenery to soak up precious natural rainwater to avoid wasting water and money.

Other Ways to Conserve Water

Rounding up the list of water conservation tips are the following small but effective changes to daily activities and habits that can have a significant impact on how much water can be saved at home:

  • Take shorter showers: Cutting down time in the shower can reduce water waste further.
  • Turn off the tap: This can be done while shaving or brushing teeth, and the water saved can add up significantly.
  • Wash only full loads: Wait until there are full loads of laundry or dishes to run the washing machine and dishwasher.
  • Use the dishwasher: Newer dishwashers are water efficient. Handwashing is not. If a dish is dishwasher safe, it’s best to clean it there to save water. But when handwashing, turning off the tap while scrubbing can be done to save water.

About Magic Plumbing

Magic Plumbing is a plumbing, heating, and air conditioning company serving San Francisco and the Bay Area. They provide fast, prompt service, convenient scheduling, and 24/7 live answers. Call them today for kitchen and bathroom plumbing services in San Francisco, CA