Did you know that during the summer, your water usage changes? Having the kids at home means there’ll be more traffic in the bathroom. The hot, humid weather means the pool will be open for business. And your plants and lawn will need regular watering to keep them healthy and lush. With all these changes, naturally, your water bills will start to rise. Fortunately, you can keep these fees under control with some simple tips to decrease your summer water expenditure.
Cut Your Grass To Approximately Three Inches
Homeowners are often guilty of cutting their lawn too short because it saves them time and energy. But what they don’t realize is that this practice actually costs them more money in water usage. Shorter blades of grass lose moisture faster which requires more water to keep them adequately quenched. Instead, aim to keep your grass blades closer to three inches. This will help to reduce the amount of time you need to spend watering the lawn.
Cover Your Pool
Does it feel as if you’re constantly refilling your pool during the hot summer? This is a common issue that pool owners face. The main reason for this is the rate of evaporation caused by the heat and of course, when the kids (or adults) are having fun jumping in and out of the water. To prevent this from happening and to keep your pool level more consistent, always cover it when it’s not being used.
Lower Your Water Heater Temperature
With the warmer weather upon us, you don’t need to take long, hot showers as often. In fact, you might actually enjoy a cooler temperature to help beat the heat. Come summertime, reducing your water heater temperature can help reduce your monthly bills and help you take shorter showers.
Replace Broken Sprinkler Heads
A broken or faulty sprinkler head can waste water and even ruin your grass. If there are any cracks or issues, be sure to replace it with a new energy-efficient model to keep your water usage in check.
At Faucet Fix, we can help you cut down on your water bills by ensuring that all of your water features – heater, pipes, fixtures, and sprinklers – are running optimally. When faced with a plumbing problem of any sort, we can help! Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can save you money this summer.