Summer has set in this month and with it the heat has arrived. Many are taking in this time with vacations and get aways and are enjoying one of our greatest resources – water. From lakes to swimming pools, water is synonymous with summer. But as the heat rises, you should always ask the question about what you can do for water.
While there are many ways to conserve water around the home and outdoors, how can you be a good steward for water indoors? Since you are probably busy enjoying the outdoors, think about how you can save water indoors with a few home improvements.
The first place to start is always the bathroom. Of course, this room accounts for a large part of water usage, and there are a few key areas where you can begin.
If you haven’t upgraded your shower head in years, then now may be the time to do it. The flow valve should also be examined too. By installing water efficient models for both, you will yield savings in the end.
In the bathroom, you should also think about a water efficient toilet. Toilets are one of the top appliances that use water in the home and if your home is an older one, then a toilet upgrade should occur in the near future.
When selecting appliances or home devices, check for their energy saving labels or ask a sales representative for guidance on which models may work best for your situation.
While in the bathroom, also look at the faucets as they can save water, energy and money. There is a wide variety in which to choose these days.
With these few additions, you will be saving money and water in no time at all. So while at the beach or a backyard barbecue, ponder your home project for next season.