Tips for Saving Water and Lowering Monthly Utility Bills – Santa Monica Real Estate

Hey there Santa Monica! Do the world and your pocketbook a favor. The good folks at Real Simple magazine offer some sound practices and ideas homeowners can implement to conserve water and cut their utility bills.

First and foremost, installing a low-flow showerhead can cut a home’s water use in half. This can lower energy bills too, since less water needs to be heated for showers. The annual savings totals nearly 4,550 gallons of water. Wow!

Homeowners looking to maintain their lawn without wasting water are advised to use a hose versus a sprinkler system. Real Simple notes that watering with a hose is at least twice as efficient as sprinklers and can save 12,500 gallons of water each year.

When using a dishwasher, homeowners can use a lower setting to help save money. Light-wash settings reportedly use 55 percent less water while still getting most dishes just as clean.

I say give it a shot! What’s the worst that can happen? You save a few bucks and reduce your global footprint? Sounds good to me.

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