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Longer Days, Less Water: Ways to Make it Happen

Most people are relieved and happy when the winter is over. Whether it’s the warmer weather, the blooming flowers, or the longer days. While you may be looking forward to added daytime hours at the park or family cookouts, did you know that that this change affects your plumbing system too? We’re going to look at Daylight Savings, how it affects your water usage, and what you can do about it.

Why do we Have Daylight Savings Time?

onehourA lot of people think that Daylight Savings is a waste of time. But Daylight Savings was created so that we can use as much of the daylight hours as possible, as well as save energy.

Since we are awake when the sun is out, we can use natural light so that we’re turning our lights on in our home later.

While this originated from the creative mind of Benjamin Franklin as a way to make the most of the workday, it has not become an effective way to also manage energy and water costs.

This means that we are using less electricity. Not only does this save electricity, but it also saves you money because your electric bill is a lot lower than it would be, while also helping the environment.

How Can You Save Water Ever With a Time Change?

Even though people are using less electricity during Daylight Savings, one of the things that they use more of is water. This is very common, as chances are they’re using more water for things like:

  • Washing vehicles.
  • savewaterWatering their flowers.
  • Watering their lawns.
  • Filling up swimming pools.
  • Washing down patio furniture.

But even though you are using more water, you can reduce your water usage through these tips below:

  • Install efficient appliances.
  • Install efficient toilets.
  • Turn off the taps while shaving, brushing teeth, etc.
  • Water during the evening.
  • Take showers not baths.
  • Fill the washer and the dishwasher – this also is going to help you with saving electricity.

As long as you keep in mind how much water you’re using on a daily basis, and prioritizing usage, you can cut down on the added consumption that comes with the time change.

Reasons to Consider Going Green

goinggreenIt’s easy to see why you would want to conserve water when you have to pay for it through the city.

But even people who have a well should be careful about the amount of water that they have. After all, there’s no telling how long a well is going to last.

But going green also can help your plumbing. Below are some benefits of using less water on your plumbing.

  • Less wear and tear.
  • Your plumbing lasts longer.
  • Fewer effects of hard water on plumbing.
  • Less chance of corrosion in your plumbing.

Think about all of the ways that you’re planning to use water during the longer daylight hours. Now think about the ways that you can save water and use less water overall. When you do this, you’ll find that you’re saving money on your water bill and on your electric bill.

If you have any questions or want to know about more ways that you can save water, call Falcon Plumbing at (305) 251-7333. We are always glad to show you how you can save money by using less water and helping the environment.

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