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It’s summertime! That means everyone is hitting the beach, hitting the open road, or taking to the skies, heading to far-flung places only seen on postcards and social media feeds! Since you won’t be at home, the good news is that you can save a lot of money on your plumbing.

Aside from simply not being there to take showers, wash dishes, or drink water, there are some more ways that you could save money when going away on vacation. Here are a few tips from the experts at Mattioni plumbing.

Turn off the hot water heater

The amount of money you save while going away on vacation depends on your equipment. If you have a hot water heater that automatically fills up the tank for use, then that water will become stagnant and need reheating when you return. There’s no need to waste energy. If you want to save money when going away on vacation, then start by turning off your hot water heater. It should be easy to locate the switch, just look in your manual.

Check the automatic ice maker

Does your fridge/freezer combo automatically make ice? No need to waste that energy and water. Make sure to shut it off before you leave.

Turn off the water softener

Water softeners are great for the home water supply, but unnecessary if no one is there. You will save energy and water softening salt by shutting it down.

Turn off the water in general

If you really want to shut the whole place down, then you can turn off the main water valve. The main benefits are:

No water flow, hence you’ll save on water bills when on vacation.

No chance of a water leak, so you won’t come home to catastrophe.

Summertime is high time to hit the road and enjoy the sun in a faraway place, but since you’ll be spending your hard-earned money somewhere else, you should think about saving some at home. Knowing how to save money on plumbing while away on vacation will put a few extra dollars in your pocket.