Living in a home that has city water has some great benefits, but it also requires paying a monthly water bill that is based on your usage. If your water bill keeps rising, you might want to hire a plumbing company to offer repairs and upgrades that will help you use less water in your home. Here are some of the best repairs and upgrades that will help you accomplish this.
Fix Water Leaks
A lot of homes have small plumbing leaks in them, and the homeowners do not even know they are there. Small leaks could cost you extra money because leaks cause you to use more water than you need. If you suspect the plumbing in your home has leaks, hire a plumber to perform leak detection. A lot of leaks are found in the pipes hidden in your walls, but your plumbing fixtures could also have leaks. A toilet, for example, could run a lot more than it should if it has a leak somewhere. Faucets in any of your plumbing fixtures could also use more water than necessary if they have leaks. By fixing all the leaks in your home, you will use less water, and this will result in lower water bills each month.
Install Low-Flow Toilets
Your toilets could also add to the cost of your rising water bills, especially if they are not low-flow toilets. If you have old toilets in your home, they might require 3.5 to 7 gallons of water every time you flush, just think, if you flush your toilets 10 times a day, this could amount to 70 gallons of water each and every day. There are toilets available today that are called low-flow toilets, and these toilets use 1.6 gallons of water or less per flush. If you flush 10 times a day, you would use less than 16 gallons of water per day. This is a huge difference from the first example, and it would add up to a lot of water conservation over the course of a month or year.
Replace Old Showerheads
Another option you have is replacing old showerheads with new ones. Today, you can purchase energy-efficient showerheads, and these use less water than the older ones.
A lot of people believe that these new showerheads lower water pressure, but this is not necessarily true. Your water pressure might feel even stronger with a new showerhead, even though you would use less water.
New showerheads use less than 2.0 gallons of water per minute, compared to older ones which use over 2.5 gallons per minute. If you take a 10-minute shower, you could save 5 gallons of water each day just by switching your showerhead.
We install Tank and Tankless Water Heaters
If you are serious about conserving water, you could invest in a tankless water heater system. A tankless system does not hold heated water. It only produces hot water when you need it, and it produces it quickly. You will use less water with a tankless system, but that is not the only benefit. A tankless system also helps you save money on heating water. One of the reasons for this is that a tankless system does not lose heat from the stored water. You will not only use less water with a tankless system, but you will also see a decrease in your energy bills each month.
If you are tired of paying a large water bill each month, contact Walters Plumbing & Heating Supplies. We can diagnose any problems with your plumbing system and can replace inefficient plumbing fixtures and faucets to help you use less water each month.