3 Wonderful Water Saving Tips for Earth Day
In observation of Earth Day coming up this Sunday, April 22nd, check out these 3 wonderful water saving tips that can be implemented in your home all year round!
1.) Add Aerators
Did you know that aerators can reduce your water usage by as much as sixty percent per faucet? Just by adding more air into the flow of your water, you can rinse and clean and use less water at the same time.
2.) Full Loads Only, Please!
It may be tempting to run the washing machine to wash a few outfits or to run the dishwasher for a few dishes to save time, but you can save between 300 and 800 gallons of water per month by running full loads only. Got a newer model dishwasher? Turns out you don’t need to rinse dishes prior to loading, which is just another way to conserve water.
3.) Shower Smarter
Who doesn’t love a long, hot shower? Turns out the average shower head spits out 2.5 gallons of water per minute meaning that long, hot ten minute shower you may love uses over 9,000 gallons of water a year. Implementing shorter “power showers” into your hygiene routine not only saves water, but saves you time as well. Can’t give up long showers? Installing an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) approved shower head can save half the amount of gallons used per minute as well as conserving hot water as needed.
Clean running water is easy to take for granted since we have so much of it, but there’s no reason why we can’t implement smart water saving habits into our daily routines so we can keep it that way. At Crystal Creek, we’re proud to offer HEALTH SMART™ Homes that feature water saving features such as low water-use toilets and faucets and hot water re-circulating pumps. We build each of our custom homes to provide comfort and energy savings and assure peace of mind for our homeowners through added health, safety and increased environmental quality.If you’d like to learn more about our HEALTH SMART™ Homes or if you’re interested in building a custom home in Prescott, please contact Crystal Creek Builders today. Happy Earth Day!
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