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Energy Saving In Your Home: water

Energy Saving In Your Home: water

In a previous article, we looked at some simple and cost-effective ways to cut energy use with a focus on electricity. Home Depot has tons of energy saving ideas and devices that save electricity, We Are Coupons saves you money when shopping online using a Home Depot Money Off Coupon. With We Are Coupons you really get a win win result when you shop at Home Depot.

But reducing electricity use is one thing but saving water is another. Climate change is  placing pressure on water resources and homeowners are being encouraged to save. There are some simple and cost-effective solutions to saving water in the home and some beyond simple. Home Depot can help with much of this.

One of the best simple water saving solutions is to place a brick or other item in the cistern of a toilet. Older toilets, in particular, use a lot of water, the brick disperses the water and thus the toilet uses less. Ideally, your toilet should be modernised and newer small cylinder or low flow toilets should be installed. There are also waterless toilets starting to arrive on the market.

An aerator pump can save a household up to 2,500 gallons of water every year. These clever devices pump air into the water giving the impression that the water pressure is still high and reduces water use considerably. Water Aerators are especially useful in the shower.  Equally so, in the shower green or eco-friendly showerheads can save a lot of water. Water-saving showerheads are quick and easy to install and very affordable. Whilst talking about shower heads a great way to save water is to shower and not bath.

Another simple and clever device is a circulating pump. Fitted under the sink this pump recycles water and can save up to 5 gallons per use.  Over time the water saving from this device is considerable.

But water, like electricity, is often taken for granted and the best savings are made through common sense. Turn off the faucet or only use water when absolutely necessary. Never run water when brushing your teeth and fill the basin with water when washing rather than  running the water.  If a faucet is dripping replace the washer, a simple task anyone can do.  Home Depot has a range of water saving and smart faucets that once installed save gallons of water every day.

Recycling your water is something people need to get used to. Water from a shower or even washing the dishes can be used to wash your car and even water your garden in most cases. Dishwashers and Washing Machines can be pumped out into a simple recycling system and stored for other use. Likewise installing a rainwater harvesting system in your garden will provide valuable free water for washing your car, watering the garden and many other uses, you can even design the system so it flushes your toilet.

If you want to save water and energy in your home, pay a visit to Home Depot and begin today.

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