Your Home and Water – Where Can You Save?

When it comes to your home and water, water is one of the biggest things we use every day. You may not think about it, but water is involved in just about every task. Wash clothes – you’ll use water. Make dinner – you’ll use water. Grab some ice for your favorite drink – you’ll use water.

Even though water is an important part of operating our home, most of the water we use is for our house – not for our bodies. In fact, only about 1 percent of all of the water coming into our homes ever ends up going into our bodies.

Yep, 99 percent of the water is not used for drinking. Instead its used for every day tasks, which is why in the industry, people call this type of water the “working water”.

While it is important to consider the condition of the water going into your body, its equally important to understand how to best conserve the working water you use in your home every day. If your working water isn’t top quality, it can impact your life in many different ways. It can impact your expensive appliances. It can impact what it touches, like your plants, your pets, or even your skin in the shower.

How can you make sure your water is in top shape?

Start by noticing the details with your water supply.

Do you notice any odors, colors, spots or stains when using water? Usually first signs are the start of future, bigger problems. A plumber is a great place to start when asking questions. They can provide an energy quality audit that will help you better understand your water supply and the quality of the water you are using.

Make sure your appliances are working at their top efficiency. Different parts of Colorado have different types and sources of water. Is your water hard or soft? With softened water, you can actually turn down the temperature of your dishwasher and washing machine, use less detergent, and still have the same results with clean dishes and clothes.

Does treating your water make a difference in any other way? According to studies, softened water can help you lower your energy consumption, thus helping you save money. Treated water can also help you save from expensive mineral build ups and preventing your appliances from breaking down before their time.

Want further information on how to improve the quality of water in your home? Give us a call today. We’d be happy to provide a full water audit of your home, and show you how to improve the one thing vitally important to all of us – water.