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How at the end of the year to buy new furniture, just saving water: 10 simple tips


You are thinking about buying new furniture, but for nowdid not collect the necessary amount to purchase it? We'll show you how to increase your budget with very simple actions. All the advice is backed up by calculations. Everybody knows that you need to save water. But few people realize how much such an economy is profitable. We have collected for you the most effective advice on the rational use of water and calculated the results in specific amounts.

Tip # 1: use only the required amount of water

Always close the taps tightly so that water does notdripped. Use only the amount of water that is needed, do not let it flow like that. Wash dishes not under running water, but in containers. A great alternative is a dishwasher. Modern models are designed in such a way that they work in an economical mode.

Tip # 2: time to troubleshoot the plumbing

Watch for serviceability of plumbing and timelytry to fix the problem. One faulty valve, even if not the most severe leakage, can tolerate water loss per day up to 20 liters. It is not difficult to imagine how much "runs away" your money, for example, through a leak in the toilet.

Tip # 3: draw less water

Most of all, water is spent on water procedures. If you refuse yourself the pleasure of diving into a full bath, you will save a lot of money. To wash, half of its volume is enough.

Tip # 4: shower instead of bath

The shower is an excellent alternative to a bath. In addition to saving water and money, you also save time. To take a shower you will need about 40 liters of water, while for a medium bath you need 140 liters. Do you feel the difference? And if there are several people in the family?

Tip # 5: Reduce the water pressure

The maximum jet power is not always needed,especially when washing your hands, brushing your teeth, shaving. If you forget to control this moment, install a mixer in which there is a silicone water flow restrictor. If at least when you brush your teeth, you turn off the water, you can save an average of about 870 liters of water per year.

Tip # 6: use smart fixtures

To use less water when takingshower, use special aerated watering cans and stop valves. The jet will be softer and more airy. Such a measure will not affect your comfort, but about five more cubic meters are saved per year. Infrared sensors built into the faucets enable the contactless use of water. As soon as your hands are in front of the sensor, water is delivered immediately. As soon as they are removed, the jet stops running. This way, the water consumption can be reduced by up to 70%.

Tip # 7: Wash correctly

In modern conditions it is difficult to imagine life withoutwashing machine. When the drum is fully loaded, about 30% of water is saved. If you wash by hand, it is important to rinse the process in a container, and not under running water.

Tip # 8: replace the drain tank

In most cases, there is no need to washtoilet bowl with plenty of water. If you use a combined drainage tank with a "half-water" function, you can save more than nine cubic meters of water per year, as instead of six liters, only three liters of water are consumed per washout.

Tip # 9: install one lever instead of two cranes

One lever on the mixer is more advantageous than two faucets for cold and hot water. With the help of the lever, it is possible to adjust the water temperature more quickly, correspondingly, there will be less water consumption.

Tip # 10: Collect rainwater

Man and nature are inseparable. Flowers in the house there are almost all. So, in order to save water, we recommend collecting rainwater for irrigation. Plants will be more useful, and in the budget savings.

Some statistics: water in figures

If in doubt, try it yourselfto make an experiment. Adjust the tap so that the water drips out slowly. Place a glass (200 ml) as a measuring device and note the time during which it will fill. In about 20 minutes, he will draw water to the brim. On average, with a small "drop", from 14 liters can pour out per day, 100 liters per week, and 5,200 liters per year. Translate this into a monetary equivalent - it turns out that almost 1,500 rubles "runs away" into the sewer just like that. And with a strong flow, the loss of water and finance will be much greater. Now try to make the jet bigger, simulating the flow in the cistern. Take a three-liter jar as a meter. Here you get other, more impressive numbers. Water losses per day will amount to about 216 liters, per week - 1,500 liters, and per year - 78,600 liters, which in money terms will amount to about two thousand rubles. It is worth remembering that by saving water, you save your budget and become a participant in the careful attitude to water resources. This is how you can save the money saved for a year, which is quite enough to buy new furniture.

The formula of economy

  • Shower instead of bath - saving 100 liters of water inday, per month - 3 000 liters, or three cubic meters, a year - 36 000 liters, or 36 cubes. From the calculation of the cost of 125.69 rubles a cubic meter of hot water and 28.40 rubles a cubic meter cold (we assume that out of 36 cubes hot was 12 and cold - 24), the amount will be 1 508.28 rubles for hot water and 681.6 rubles for cold. Total we get 2 190 rubles.
  • Saving water when cleaning teeth - about 870 liters per year, or about 30 rubles.
  • Fixing the crane will "save" 5 200 liters of water = about 150 rubles a year, if cold water flows. Or 654 rubles if there is a tap with hot water.
  • Repairing the toilet saves another 78,000 liters of water = 2,184 rubles per year.

Based on these figures, the savings per year can befrom 3,000 to 6,000 rubles per person per year, and if you follow the advice about washing and washing dishes, this amount will increase even more significantly. What can we say if several people live in the family? Here, for sure, after a year of careful attitude to water, you can safely go to the furniture sale at Hoff or IKEA.,