Conserving Water In Your Home
4 Ways To Save Water At Home
With the recent shortages of water in certain counties around Ireland, it should be a wake up call to begin conserving water, if you aren’t already doing so. Below we provide tips that not only are environmentally friendly, but could also save you money.
The bathroom is one of the first places you should begin conserving water, as consumption is in your control. Four quick and easy ways to save water in your bathroom are as follows:
- Don’t run the tap while brushing your teeth
- Take shorter showers
- Do not use the toilet as a bin
- Switch to an efficient shower head
Home appliances that require water generally attribute to its waste. For example, when you make your evening cup of tea, how many times do you boil only as many cups as you need? Starting this habit will not only save water, but could also save energy and money. Washing machines and dishwashers also consume a lot of water per use, so it’s important to be economical when cleaning both your dishes and clothes.
Watering The Plants
When we water the plants at home we may forget just how much water we are actually using. Most people will water their plants with a garden hose connected to their home water system. However, by investing in a water basin which captures rain water, you can begin saving water immediately and turn Ireland's temperate oceanic climate into a positive.
Install A Water Meter
To help track exactly how much water you are consuming, we recommend installing a water meter. This will allow you to set a limit and help you conserve water, save energy and may even help you get a little bit of extra pocket change. To find out how water metering works in Ireland you can visit water.ie.
We hope these tips prove useful and help you conserve water and make savings around the home. On top of providing money saving tips, we also offer a range of great value home insurance policies. If you would like to find out more about the different levels of cover we have on offer, you can call our team on 1890 30 20 20.