Did you know that of all the water on Earth, less than 1% can be used by humans? The rest is either salt water or frozen and inaccessible. This means that it is vitally important that you and your family take every opportunity to reduce your home’s water usage. While the average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water every day, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce this amount. Here are some helpful tips for reducing your home’s water usage, using water more efficiently, and saving money on your water bill each month.
Detect and Fix Leaky Plumbing
One of the best ways to reduce water use is by simply repairing leaks in fixtures, pipes, and toilets throughout your home. A leaky toilet, for example, can waste 200 gallons or more of water per day. That is the equivalent of flushing your toilet an extra 50 times each day for no reason. If you notice the signs of a plumbing leak in your home, do not hesitate to call a plumber.
Adopt Water-Efficient Landscaping and Irrigation Methods
The amount of water used outdoors by a household during the summer can exceed the amount used for all other purposes in the entire year. To reduce your water usage, choose climate-appropriate and drought-tolerant plant species that do not require a lot of watering. You should also try to water with a hand-held hose rather than using an automatic irrigation system, as this method can reduce water usage by as much as 33%.
Invest in a Tankless Water Heater
Traditional water heaters constantly refill and reheat the water inside of the tank, which can waste hundreds of gallons of water every year, especially during the summer months when you might not use as much hot water as you do in the winter. Fortunately, tankless water heaters provide hot water when you request it. And because tankless water heaters do not build up rust or scale, the result is fresh, clean water that is heated on demand as it passes through the unit.
If you are serious about reducing water usage in your home, start by investing in a Rinnai tankless water heater from Wholesale Tankless, Inc. Visit our website to browse our selection of Rinnai tankless water heaters and accessories, or call us at (877) 278-2253 to learn more.