It’s a fact — during the summer months, you use more water. This means that your bills are typically higher. If you want to keep those utility bills down, here are a few plumbing tips to help you do that.
Reduce Garbage Disposal Use
Summer usually means more cooking at home, whether it’s barbecuing or making up a tasty salad with all the fresh produce of the season. This is all great until you overuse your garbage disposal. Running your garbage disposal uses both electricity and water. If you are running it frequently, that can be a huge boost to utility costs. Also, keep in mind those things that you should and shouldn’t be putting down your garbage disposal to avoid a larger maintenance bill later.
Lower Your Water Heater Temperatures
Summer can mean more vacations. While you’re out enjoying fun elsewhere, you shouldn’t be paying for utilities you’re not using at home. If you’re planning an extended vacation, think about turning down the temperature on your water heater. This won’t cause any harm to your system, and you won’t be using it while you’re away, so you’re not paying for the cost to keep that temperature up. If you’re finding yourself using less hot water overall in the summer, you may want to turn the heat down a little for the season.
Repair Broken Toilets
Your broken toilet could be costing you. If it’s not running on maximum efficiency, that could mean it’s using excess water and costing you in the long run. Make sure your toilet isn’t leaky or using extra water with every flush. Now is a better time to repair or replace a toilet, before it fails completely.
If you need help with any of these issues, contact us at ClearWater Plumbers today and start saving some money on those big summer utility bills.