Though the drought eased up this past spring, water conservation is still of importance in San Antonio, as drought restrictions are still in effect. You can do your part in your home by following these tips.
- When it’s time to replace your dishwasher, buy one with the WaterSense label. It guarantees that water-using appliances do so efficiently.
- Fix leaks in the faucet or under the sink. Even small leaks add up over time.
- By installing a low-flow faucet aerator, you can cut water use by as much as half.
- Refrain from washing dishes by hand prior to loading them in the dishwasher.
- Maker sure the dishwasher is full when you run it.
- When washing dishes by hand, plug the drain, allowing the water to fill up in the sink.
- Thaw food in the refrigerator instead of running water over it.
- Fix leaks in the toilet, faucets and pipes.
- When replacing the toilet, choose a WaterSense model.
- Keep showers short.
- Install low-flow shower heads.
- Turn the tap off when brushing your teeth or shaving.
- In the laundry room, use the right water level for each load of laundry or make sure the washing machine is full before you wash clothes.
- Sweep your driveway free of debris rather than hosing it off.
- Have your vehicle washed at a commercial facility rather than doing it yourself. Most car washes can recycle water, and they also provide more pressure and use less water to clean cars than can be done at home.
- Buy an efficient WaterSense labeled clothes washer when replacing your old one.
- Wrap your water heater in an insulated jacket. Pipes leading from the water heater should also be wrapped to keep water warm as it travels to its destination.
To receive more expert advice on water conservation, contact Beyer Boys today. We’ve provided quality plumbing and HVAC system services to San Antonio and the surrounding area since 1990.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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