Save Water, Save Money for your HOA
In these tumultuous times, everyone is looking for a way to save—and that includes reducing the amount you owe on your utility bills. That’s never truer than in the summer, when many folks have their air conditioners running on full blast—and, therefore, have higher than usual electric bills. As an HOA Management Company, Kuester believe that running vibrant communities means encouraging residents to save money in whatever ways are most effective and convenient. For some residents, that might mean balancing those higher electric bills with lower water bills.
And actually, cutting down your water expenses isn’t too hard; here are a few quick tips that can help you can save water and money for your HOA:
1. Whenever possible, avoid using the garbage disposal. Not only does this apparatus tend to use a lot of water, but overuse can also create problems with the entire septic system. As an alternative, consider starting a compost pile—or at the very least, using the disposal only when it’s truly needed.
2. Don’t run your automatic dishwasher with a partial load; fill it up and cut back on the number of cycles you have to do.
3. When washing dishes by hand, use one side of the sink, or else a large bowl, for rinsing, rather than simply allowing water to run.
4. Keep a container of drinking water in the fridge as opposed to running water every time you need a cold drink.
5. Don’t run the tap while you’re brushing your teeth or shaving.
6. This one might be painful for some, but, if you can, take shorter showers. It’s amazing how much water is wasted during showering. Shaving even a minute or two off your shower time can make a bit difference!