How To Economize On Water Usage In The Bathroom?
Bathrooms account for a lion-share of water usage in the house. A little careful handling of water usage in the bathroom can conserve gallons of water per day. Let’s take a look at some easy ways to conserve water in the house.
• Open the faucet only when you are about to wash your hands. Soap them up before you open your faucet. The same goes for showers too. Keep your taps off when you are brushing your teeth.
• Repair leaky faucets in the bathroom as soon as possible. A drippy faucet can make you lose over 20 gallons of water per day.
• Install low-flow faucet aerators in your sinks. This will enable you to save gallons of water. The conventional faucets give out 3 gallons per minute, but low-flow faucets flow at 1.5 gallons per minute.
• Do not linger for hours under the shower. It is just a wastage of water. Replace your present shower head with low flow ones. They flow 2.5 gallons per minute unlike the conventional ones that flow at 5 gallons per minute. You can also use a shower flow regulator on your existing shower arm.
• You can get an electric tank less water heater installed. These heaters only heat water that is in use. They will not waste energy to heat the water stored in tank. The tank full of water may not be needed and will sit there for days.
• Stepping in to bathtub should be an occasional treat. Use showers for regular bath. A bathtub uses 35 to 50 gallons of water. Operating your low-flow shower for 10 minutes will use 25 gallons.
• Toilet flush account for 22% of water usage in the house. It is the biggest water hog in the house. The conventional models use 5 to 7 gallons per flush, but low-flow models use as little as 1.6 gallons. Replace the conventional models with low-flush ones, although the upfront cost is greater. You will save on water bills in the long run.
• Always check the tolled tank for leaks. Do not flush things down the hole. It not only consumes water to flush theses, but can also create bigger problems like clogging the drain.