Millions of Canadians are now turning to high-efficiency technology to reduce their water consumption and save on their month-to-month bills. But many are still behind the times when it comes to water conservation. There is numerous water saving opportunities within the modern home. And within this blog, we’ll highlight 5 signs that your home requires a commitment to the latest water conservation equipment.
1. Your Toilet Leaks Regularly
Toilet leaks are a common problem within older homes. When the flow of water continues to run a long time after flushing, it means the system is struggling to fill the tank as quickly as the water is rushing out. Working with a qualified plumber and installing a new flapper on the system can help conserve water over the long-term.
2. Your Washing Machine and Dishwasher Aren’t Energy Star Approved
Energy Star-approved systems use far less water per cycle than other market products. This means that homeowners using systems that are not Energy Star qualified are wasting large amounts of water each month and over-spending on their water bills. Check your system and, if it’s not Energy Star-approved, consider the financial advantages of purchasing a new high-efficiency system.
3. The Shower is Regularly In-Use
While a morning shower can help get ready for that morning routine, the average four minute shower consumes 20-to-40 gallons of water. Homeowners can commit to water conservation by reducing the number of showers they take or installing low-flow shower heads within the home. The latest systems are designed to provide enhanced spray while minimizing water usage.
4. The Dishwasher is Used When Half Full
The dishwasher is another large drain on home water resources. And most homeowners are utilizing their dishwasher on a daily basis instead of waiting until it’s full. By cutting down on their dishwasher use and waiting until the entire system is loaded with dishes, homeowners can significantly reduce water costs and usage.
5. Water is Used to Defrost Frozen Foods
Many people use hot water to defrost frozen foods, but this can become a significant drain on the home’s water resources when done on a regular basis. By simply thawing their frozen foods in the fridge, homeowners can cut down on their water use and conserve their resources.
Consider how your family is using the water in your home. You’ll find numerous areas that can be improved upon. To learn more on the latest high efficiency home systems, contact our expert team today.