8 Water-Saving Home Renovations, Part 2

Now to continue other way to save water in your house:

5. Install a Water Aerator on Your Kitchen Sink

This renovation is an easy DIY. The aerator limits water flow to a non-splashing stream. This slows the flow of water to cut water waste. To install the water aerator, simply screw it onto your faucet head.

6. Purchase a Low Flow or Dual Flush Toilet

A low-flow or dual flush toilet will save thousands of gallons of water a year and reduce the load on your septic system, extending its lifespan. With a dual flush system, you can even purchase models with different buttons for solid and liquid waste, customizing how much water you put out and reducing water use by up to 67%. According to the San Diego Water Department, that’s up to 350 gallons per week!

Or, repair your current toilet. Over time, the parts (especially the flapper valve) corrode, bend, and become less efficient, which causes leaks. These parts are generally inexpensive and easy to install.

7. Buy a New Shower Head

Installing a new shower head is a cheap, easy change you can make to save water. Don’t worry, you can still have a satisfying shower with a low-flow shower head. You want a shower head that delivers 2.5 gallons of water per minute or less (as opposed to older models which deliver 8 gallons per minute. Yikes!).

8. Replace Old Appliances with Energy Efficient Models

Front loading wash machines save up to half the water of a top load washer.
Look for Energy Star qualified appliances which meet the EPA and Department of Energy’s energy saving standards.

Saving water doesn’t have to be a daily chore. With the right renovations, you can cut your water bill without breaking the bank.


by HomeAdvisor. Original article is here

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