If living life in a more sustainable way is an important step for you, but you dread giving up the comfort and luxuries you enjoy today, relax. You can contribute to a more sustainable green living style and still have your electricity and even your indoor plumbing. There are several different ways that you can cut costs and still have your cozy lifestyle that requires water.
Here are a few money-saving ways to reduce your unnecessary water uses every day:
Depending on the age of the toilet in your home or in your business, putting forth the expense to change them out for the newer, water-efficient style can make more of an impact than you may think. Experts claim that we are flushing as much as thirty percent of the water on Earth right down the toilet. A new toilet won’t affect your lifestyle. This is a definite way to practice green living that helps the Earth and one of our natural resources.
In your business and your home, it is estimated that 15% of the water used daily is at the bathroom and kitchen sinks. This water comes from leaky faucets and running water when you don’t need to. Have those leaky faucets replaced and request the plumber install an aerator will contribute to green living that will conserve the water and save you money. Both of these are green living steps to save you a gallon of water ever 2 to 3 minutes.
Replace shower heads with environmentally safe ones that cut back the amount of water you’re using each time. Shower head replaced is fairly easy and even the least mechanical person can do this themselves without having to hire a plumber!
Additional Water Saving For Green Living
Another sustainable water saving tips toward green living is running the water in the bathroom while you brush your teeth. Or leave the water running while you wipe down the kitchen cooking areas, counters, and table. Check your automatic sprinkler system and see if it is wasting water by watering during the rain. Also look for busted sprinkler heads.
Don’t run your dishwasher until it has a full load and the same for your laundry. If your washing machine has water level options, utilize them! With the laundry detergents and stain removers on the market today, presoaking has become a thing of the past too. Collecting rain water to water your plants both indoor and outdoor is another green living step you can take and save water and money.