Conserving water is more than just helpful for the environment, it’s useful to your wallet, too (a.k.a. energy saving). If your Connecticut water bill could use a little trimming, try these tips to slim it down.
Saving Water in the Kitchen
Cutting your Connecticut water bill is easy when you start in the kitchen. When hand washing dishes, don’t let the water run. Instead, fill one side of the sink with soapy water, and save pots and pans for last so you can let them soak. If you have a newer model dishwasher, skip rinsing altogether, as most can handle a bit of food. Instead, scrape dishes into the trash or compost, and put them straight into the dishwasher.
To really give your kitchen savings a boost, try an instant water heater for your kitchen sink. That way, you don’t have to let the water run as long while you wait for warm water.
Breaking Bad Habits in the Bathroom
Much of the water wasted in the bathroom can be eliminated by changing a few everyday habits. For example, if you don’t already turn the water off while you brush your teeth, start now. Try using a small timer in the shower, and see if you can shave a few minutes off your average time. Also, fill up the sink to rinse off your razor, and turn off the faucet when you lather up your hands to wash them.
Making sure your bathroom fixtures aren’t leaky should also be a priority. Check your toilet by putting a few drops of food coloring in the back of the tank. If any color seeps into the bowl, it’s time to find the leak. Make sure faucets aren’t dripping. While you’re at it, consider installing sink aerators that reduce the amount of water that is used without feeling like you’ve lost water pressure.
Cleaning Up the Laundry Room
Making changes in the laundry room might not be as easy as the kitchen or bathroom, but there’s still room for improvement. The simplest change you can make is to wash in cold water as much as possible. While this won’t necessarily save water, it will cut down on energy expenses. Also, be sure to choose the right water level for your washing machine to match the size of the load. When it’s time to replace your washer or dryer, be sure to look for ENERGY STAR certified appliances to save as much energy and water as possible.
Home Energy Assessment
Whether you have already taken steps to reduce your Connecticut water bill, or you’re just starting to learn about ways to save energy, we can help! A Home Energy Assessment provides an in-depth analysis of your home from top to bottom. For $149, you’ll receive more than $1,000 worth of actual equipment and service along with professional advice for saving even more.
Here are just a few ways we will help you cut your Connecticut water bill with a Home Energy Assessment:
- Hot Water Pipe Insulation. Your assessment includes both the materials and installation of insulation for your hot water pipes. This will help them retain heat so you don’t have to run the water as long as you wait for the water to warm up.
- Low-flow Shower Heads. The assessment includes both the fixture and installation of special shower heads that scale back the amount of water used without ruining the shower experience.
- Faucet Aerators. The assessment includes both the fixture and installation of aerators that add air to the water that comes out of your sink. The result is using less water without feeling like you’ve lost water pressure.
Along with reducing your Connecticut water usage, we’ll also help you cut back on your heating and cooling bills as well. For example, your Home Energy Assessment includes professional duct and air sealing. We also partner with Connecticut Light & Power and Northeast Utilities. We’ll do all the homework to see if you qualify for any energy-saving rebates and upgrades.
To learn more about taking the first steps toward a more comfortable and energy efficient home, schedule your Home Energy Assessment today!
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