Celebrate Daylight Savings With Water Conservation
Finally! The days are getting longer, and we are seeing more sunlight. Isn't it nice to be able to see the sunshine a lot longer after having to deal with long, dark days during the winter? But what you may not know is that when the days are longer, you may be leaning on your plumbing system a lot more.
Whether you realize it or not, daylight savings could also be affecting your home in terms of usage and water wastage. Not sure you see the connection? Read on to learn more and get some helpful tips on how to handle your plumbing system when the time moves forward this spring.
The History Behind Daylight Savings Time
After the long winter, when the days are shorter and we are using more energy, it's refreshing to be able to use less energy. Here are some reasons why saving energy is important for you as a person and for the environment.
- Save Money - Unless you have solar power, you are paying the electric company every month for the power that you use. This can be quite expensive, when you consider all of the electronics that are used today - lights, appliances, at least one computer in each house, and smartphones and tablets.
- Coal Usage - Coal is burned in order to power the power plants that create electricity.
- Water Usage - Not only is coal used for electricity, but water is too.It's said that the need for more electricity is going to increase from now until 2040. This means that our resources are going to dry up faster. That's why it's important to cut back on our energy usage by using energy saving appliances.
Tips on How You Can Save Water
Now that the days are longer, it's common for people to be using a lot more water. After all, people are going to be watering their lawns and gardens, washing their cars and filling up their swimming pools when the weather turns warmer.
Here are some tips for saving water:
- Use appliances that save water.
- Turn off your faucet while shaving or brushing your teeth.
- Do full loads of wash.
- Take shorter showers.
- Install toilets that are high efficiency.
These are just some of the things that you can do to help you save water.
Benefits of Going Green
Want to know why it's important to conserve water? Below are five reasons why conserving water can help you and the environment.
- It's necessary for life - Every living thing needs water. So we want to make sure that we are not using it up and that there's enough for everyone.
- It can save you money - Even if you have a well and don't pay for your water, you still need electricity to run your pump. And it's possible that one day your well might dry up.
- It ensures it's there for the future - You want to ensure that future generations have water.
- It helps your plumbing - The more that your plumbing runs, the shorter its lifespan will be.
This spring and summer, think about your water use. See what you can do to conserve water so that you are saving it for future generations. You'll find that you are saving money too.