Water Saving Tips
Saving water is part of the larger picture of solar energy. Many hot water heaters are ets: Some models can cut toilet water consumption by up to 70 percent. In a typical household, thepowered by electricity or natural gas. Fossil fuels are used to provide hot water in the home. All energy is finite, so the less we waste, the more will be available for our children and future generations.
These tips come from Natural Resources Canada:
You can reduce household water use by up to 70 percent.
All Gain, No Pain
Conserving water is a great way to save energy and money. For example, by using your dishwasher only when it's full and limiting the use of your clothes washer to full loads, you'll see an immediate reduction in your water bills. Also, using cold water for both the wash and rinse will reduce both your water bill and the fuel bill.
Put the Fix on Waste
Why waste another drop? Check out these easy steps to save water and money:
- Install low-flow shower heads: This do-it-yourself project takes only a few minutes. Energy-fit shower heads use up to 60 percent less water than conventional showers. That's a big saving in water consumption and hot water heating.
- Replace washers: At one drop per second, a single leaky washer wastes the equivalent of 16 hot baths every month. That's a waste of valuable resources - and money down the drain.
- Low-volume toilets can give you some impressive water savings that will pay for themselves quickly.
- Control your water heating: Lower your water heater's thermostat to 55C (130F). Wrap your electric water heater with an approved insulation blanket. Conventional water heaters are significant "energy eaters" - get yours on an energy-fit diet today. This is a do-it-yourself job anyone can handle, but follow the instructions carefully. Your home building supply dealer has everything you need for the job.