When you have water saving renovations in your home you also get the added perks of money saving renovations. Many things like outdated appliances and leaky pipes can affect your water and energy bills.
Many water saving home renovations are not expensive and simple. Here are a few projects to consider:
1- Repair leaking pipes and faucets. A hidden leak can flood your lawn and/or cause major damage to your home’s interior. Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when water is not being used. If the meter reading changes between readings you most likely have a leak. Unusually high water bills or a noticeable drop in water pressure can also be a sign of a leak. If this happens – call in a pro to check you pipes.
2- For your yards use an irrigated sprinkler system on a timer to keep the water output consistent. Set the timer for early in the morning and late in the evening so the water does not evaporate from the sunlight.
3- Another way to water your yards is using a drip irrigation system. This type of system applies small amount of water uniformly on your lawn.
4- Use a water aerator on your kitchen sink and limit the water flow to a non-splashing stream and cut water waste.
5- Install a low-flow or dual flush toilet that will save thousands of gallons of water each year. They will also reduce the load on your septic system.
6- Purchase a new showerhead. If you buy a showerhead that delivers 2.5 gallons of water per minute or less you will reduce the amount of water you use when showering.
7- Replace old appliances with energy efficient models of washers. When shopping look for Energy Star- qualified appliances.
Keep in mind that whether you are interested in buying a home or selling a home, a Realtor should represent you– this person is working for your benefit and will help you navigate through the buying or selling process. I have thirteen years in New Home Sales and sixteen years in General Real Estate sales!
Thanks and make it a terrific day…………Robin