Keeping with the theme from last week, we are going to talk about 5 tips to save money going green. This week has a HUGE focus on saving water, which will save you lots of cash year round on your water bill.
Save Money Going Green
- Install a low flow shower head. Low flow shower heads use 25-60% less water than standard shower heads, which means A-MAY-ZING savings on your water bill. Worried about getting a good shower? You can always purchase an adjustable flow shower head.
- Turn off the tap. It’s an all-too-common habit to leave the tap running while washing your face, brushing your teeth, doing the dishes, and so on. Sure, the tap might get a little soapy if you turn it off while lathering your hands, but think of it like turning off a light when it’s not being used—it’s simple, brings no inconvenience, and saves a lot of resources in the long run.
- Repair leaky faucets. Drip, drip, drip… it’s not just agonizing to listen to. A leaky tap can waste 140 gallons of water a week—that’s a pretty big dent in the utilities bill. People are often unaware of leaks, so make a note to check all fixtures (including pipes under sinks) regularly.
- Take shorter showers. We all love the feeling of a nice, hot shower, but five minutes is really all we need. Shaving even one minute off of the daily shower will save nearly a thousand gallons of water every year, which translates into big savings on the water bill—and it’s better for the planet.
- Wash produce and save the water. There’s no reason we can’t wash fruits and vegetables in a large bowl and save the runoff for watering the garden or lawn (or those little potted plants). The same thing can be done after boiling pasta or potatoes—just make sure the water’s not salted!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these five tips to save money going green! Please leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.