You know for sure your electricity bill is going up in the summer as you run your AC to stay cool. But you likely are using a lot more water as well – especially outside your home. Here are some tips to conserve water outside your home in the summer.
- Water your yard in the morning or evening. It is cooler at those times, and therefore the water is more likely to stay in the soil and not evaporate.
- If you have an inground irrigation system, make sure it has a rain sensor, so it does not run during or after a rain shower.
- Get a rain barrel to collect rainwater from your downspouts, and then use that to water your garden.
- Layer mulch to retain water and lessen the need to water.
- Plant native or drought-tolerant plants that require less water.
- Buy a soil moisture probe to assess the need to water.
- Use a broom instead of water to clean your driveway, patio, etc.
- Cover your swimming pool, so that the water does not evaporate.
- Go to the car wash instead of washing your car at home. Washing your car at home can easily use 100 gallons of water. Commercial car washes use less.
- If you do feel the need to wash your car at home, use a bucket and not the hose.
Contact Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric to Save Water Outside Your Home
While we can offer tips to save water in your home’s exterior, we can provide great assistance to save water inside your home. From repairing leaks to installing water-saving faucets and fixtures, we can help. We’ve been in business since 1928, and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable plumbing, sewer, heating and air conditioning, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Visit Ravinia Plumbing today to learn more, or check out our careers page to view our current openings.