Want to cut your utility costs?
You’re not alone – most homeowners actively look for ways to save money by lowering their utility usage. You know the basics – turn off lights when not in use, use appliances in the evening, don’t let the faucet run while you brush your teeth.
What else can you do?
You can cut utility costs with artificial grass.
Being a homeowner brings many benefits, including a sense of pride in ownership, not having to deal with a landlord and even a deeper sense of being rooted in your community. However, some of the expenses associated with ownership can become overwhelming – especially during the ongoing drought in dry areas.
Let’s take a closer look.
Conserve Water With Artificial Grass
Drastically cutting your water bill requires drastic measures.
One of the biggest improvements in water costs comes from changing your home’s landscaping. There are several ways to do this, including xeriscaping, paving or installing rocks or gravel in place of a lawn.
Many people who want to reduce their water bills resist making these changes because they simply prefer the classic look of a tidy green lawn. Having artificial grass installed is your best option for maintaining the well-manicured look that you desire and saving money on utilities at the same time. According to the USEPA, the average American household uses 320 gallons of water per day – 30% of which is dedicated to irrigation.
“Experts estimate that as much as 50 percent of water used for irrigation is wasted due to evaporation, wind, or runoff caused by inefficient irrigation methods and systems.”
In addition, an estimated 10,000 gallons of water is wasted every year.
That’s 270 loads of laundry!
Artificial grass replaces the need for an irrigation system, because fake grass doesn’t need water among other things.
- Mowing your lawn requires gasoline, pollutes the air, and disturbs your neighbors.
- Edging also requires gasoline, pollutes the air, and disturbs your neighbors.
- Fertilizing requires time, attention, and puts children and pets at risk of poison if ingested.
So what do you think?
Are you ready to cut utilities with artificial grass?
Other Ways to Save Money on Utilities
Saving even more money on your water bill can be accomplished by making small changes around the house:
- Taking shorter showers.
- Installing low-flow shower heads, toilets and faucets.
- Using a dishwasher instead of washing dishes by hand.
- Switching to a high-efficiency (HE) clothes washer
If you were previously using an automatic sprinkling system, you will notice savings on your electrical bill after installing synthetic grass.
Other simple ways to save money on electricity:
- Unplug items when not in use.
- Use a power strip for electronics.
- Turn lights off in empty rooms.
- Program electric heating systems to shut off or run at a lower temperature at night and when no one is home.
- Switch to energy-efficient appliances.
- Line dry clothing instead of using an electric dryer.
- Install insulated windows.
- Seal off crevices around windows and doors.
Now that you know how to cut costs when it comes to utility bills, it’s easy to save money. Start with water-wise landscaping such as synthetic grass and tackle more projects inside your home.