Don’t let your hard earned money go down the drain!
How to save on your water bill without buying anything
The cost of living is forever rising, so it’s the perfect time to think about reducing water and the money you can save. At Wilo we are always searching for ways to minimise water wastage, from the development of more efficient product to solutions for common plumbing issues in your home. Below is a list of things you can do (for free!) to reduce your water bill.
Use your dishwasher. Contrary to popular belief, using a dishwasher on a full load uses less water than washing small loads in the sink three times a day! Make sure to only start the load when the machine is full, turn your dishwasher on in your off-peak power hours.
Put the jug on. Running the tap until the water goes hot is an easy way to waste a huge amount of water. For small amounts of water (like for cooking) use your jug!
Put water in the fridge. Just like waiting for the tap to be hot enough, waiting for it to be cold enough will also waste water – store water bottles or a jug of water in the fridge for drinking.
BATHROOM & LAUNDRY
Turn the tap off while brushing teeth and shaving. Even though it doesn’t seem like a lot of water loss, turning the tap off when brushing your teeth and rinsing your razor in a little bit of water in the sink will save you a huge amount of money and water over a few weeks.
Shower don’t bath.
Opt of the shower instead of a bath where possible to reduce water use. If possible try to keep your showers short – even a couple minutes less than usual makes a huge difference!
Use the half flush button
A full toilet flush uses around 3.6 litres of water whereas a half flush only uses 1.8 - Using the half flush will save you thousands of litres of water each year.
Don’t use your toilet as a rubbish bin.
Throwing tissues, wet wipes, paper towels and other items down the toilet is not only bad for your plumbing – it’s also a major waste of water. Use your rubbish bin for these items and only use the toilet when necessary.
Laundry – fully loaded.
Make sure you are only running your washing machine with a full load, this will save you in both water and electricity costs. If you have one, use a water efficient setting for further savings.
Cover your pool.
If left uncovered, pool water evaporates meaning you’ll have to refill it frequently wasting time and water. Put a cover on your pool when you’re not using it to keep the water in.
Sweep it don’t spray it
Instead of using a heap of water to spray small garden debris and leaves off your driveway and garden paths, use a broom. Save money and give your arms a bit of a workout. Nice.
Water your garden in the morning or the evening
Full sun = evaporation, watering your plants in the morning or evening means the soil will have time to absorb the water before the sun dries it off. Your water bill and your plants will love you for it. Following these simple tips will help you to cut down on your water usage and save money on your water bills, without visit from a plumber or a trip to your local hardware store.