If you live in Sarasota, Florida, you want to improve your energy efficiency and see those utility bills drop. Fortunately, you can take out a chunk of those costs by reducing water use. By adjusting some everyday habits and quickly addressing plumbing issues, you’ll cut water waste and utility costs.

Brush and Wash Conservatively

Many of us have the bad habit of leaving the water running while we brush our teeth. Even in just a minute of brushing your teeth, you could be losing gallons of water, so turn off the faucet while you scrub. The same goes for washing your hands and cleaning your dishes. While you’re washing, turn off the water. A little less water consumption use goes a long way.

Take Shorter Showers

Did you know that an older, less efficient shower head can dump out five gallons of water per minute? That means when someone in your family takes a 20-minute shower, they could be wasting nearly 100 gallons of water.

Cut showers down to save those gallons. There’s rarely a reason anyone needs to shower for more than five minutes.

Don’t Run Washers Unless They’re Full

Sometimes we get a lazy spell and would rather just run the dishwasher than scrub a few bowls. But if you make a habit of running a half-empty dishwasher, you’re wasting gallons of water.

Reduce water use by only running your dishwasher when it’s full. The same goes for your washing machine: Don’t clean your clothes until you’ve got enough to make a full load.

Repair Water Leaks

The worst kind of water use is water waste. It can be easy to ignore a drippy faucet or just place a bucket under a leaky pipe until you remember to get it fixed, but with every drop of water, you’re losing money. Call your local plumbing expert and repair leaks immediately.

Anyone can become a water conservationist if you know where to start. To fix those water-wasting leaks, call Custom Air & Plumbing at 888-856-4507.

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