6 Ways to Reduce Your Water Usage and Save Money!

Reduce your water bill, and your impact on the environment with these water-saving tips:

1. Use Your Dishwasher

Contrary to popular belief, it takes more water to hand-wash dishes than it takes to load them up in the dishwasher and Voila!

2. Take Shorter Showers

Aim for a five-minute shower. With a low-flow showerhead, you’ll use 12.5 gallons of water or less. Compare that to 37.5 gallons for a 15-minute shower, and the savings is pretty easy to see.

3. Shower Instead of Taking Baths

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it takes 35 gallons of water to fill the average bathtub. Switch to a five-minute shower with a low-flow showerhead, and you’ll save 22.5 gallons each time you scrub up!

4. Repair Faucet and toilet Leaks

According to the National Sanitation Foundation, a leaky faucet can waste 1000-2000 gallons of water a year, also a leaky toilet can waste as much as 500 gallons of water each day! Place a dye tablet (free at home improvement stores) in the toilet tank, and watch to see if the dye seeps into the bowl. If it does, you have a leak that needs to be addressed.A leaky faucet can waste 1000-2000 gallons of water a year

5. Turn the Water Off While You Brush/ Shave

Less flow time equals less water used.

6. Only Wash Full Loads

You’ll save water and wear and tear on your machine.

Ways to save electricity in an apartment

While there’s no need to panic, your energy habits do affect your monthly bill. While nobody’s habits are exactly the same, let’s look at the most common ways you can start saving energy. Individually, these examples don’t offer huge savings, BUT the combination of all of them can really help you save money.

1) Use Energy-Efficient Light bulbs

2) Replace the Air Filter Every Three Months

3) Turn Off the Ceiling Fan and Lights when You Leave the House

4) Wash Clothes in Large Loads

Here are a few other tips regarding kitchen appliances…

  • Use the microwave to heat liquids rather than the stove. It’s faster and uses less electricity.
  • A 350°F oven is even more expensive to run when your air conditioner is running. Bake at night when it’s cooler outside. Then you can open some windows and use a fan to blow out the heat until you’re finished.
  • Dishwashers mainly use electricity to heat water and for drying. By running your dishwasher only at night, it reduces your AC’s heat load. Plus, you can also reduce the energy use by turning off the heated dry and leaving the door propped open right after it’s done washing. The hot dishes will quickly air dry.

 

Refer A Friend

We are currently INCREASING the Resident Referral to $350. Refer a friend, co-worker, relative to be your new neighbor! To make things even sweeter we will pay the referral December 1st (as long as the referred person takes possession of the apartment by 10/31). There is no limit to how nice of a Christmas Holiday you can have this year and with FREE RENT I’d say it definitely worth spreading the word.