First, the most obvious, use showers more often than baths and don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth…. but of course you already knew that.
Here’s one thing you should never overlook, a leaky faucet. You should fix leaking faucets right away. Leaks can waste gallons of water quickly without you even noticing until you get your costly water bill. If hot water is leaking, it’s wasting energy too and you don’t want that!
If you hear the water in your toilet constantly running, it’s wasting water as well. Wiggle the handle a bit this usually does the trick. Here’s why, inside the tank every now and then a part of the chain falls into the hole before the plug does and so the hole isn’t blocked completely and water continues to run through the hole and down into the bowl, wasting your water! When you wiggle the handle, it moves the chain out of the way. If that doesn’t work and your not handy when it comes to plumbing, call your plumber (a Reliable Tech Plumber preferably) to take a look at it. Here is another handy tip for you, water heaters should be drained and flushed regularly to remove sediment and increase energy efficiency.You can call your plumber to schedule this service and have it done and checked off your list in a jiffy! Another thing you can do is to lower the thermostat on your water heater to 115°F. This will also help save energy as well, and it’s always a good idea to have your hot water heaters and pipes insulated to prevent heat loss.
If you are experiencing higher than usual water bills but see no visible leaks you can schedule a plumbing inspection and see if your plumber help you find the reason for those costly water bills.
Some precautions like a plumbing visit or insulating your pipes etc. may cost initially but will pay for themselves over time by saving you money on your water bill.