There are various ways to conserve energy and water around your home. Take a look at some of our top tips:
Low volume toilets:
- An average toilet is used 6 times a day; using water saver toilets can save up to 13 gallons a day verses units installed before 1994.
- A leaking or “running toilet” can use enormous amounts of water, up to several hundred gallons per day.
- Replacing or repairing aged or leaking toilets is the best way to go.
- We recommend high efficiency Kohler toilets: they perform well, conserve water, and look great in any home
- The average life span of a water heater in our area is 8-12 years.
- Choices can be made before your existing unit fails and leaves you no choice!
- Energy models in 2015 sparked changes in tank heater efficiency; manufactures installed more dense, higher grade, insulation materials to tank heaters in order to prevent constant “firing” to maintain the temperature. New heaters will offer some small savings on the electrical bill along with keeping the temperature at 120 degrees (hot and safe), this can help reduce your energy cost.
- Tankless water heaters have been on the rise, giving customers an endless supply of hot water on demand. Propane and natural gas are the most popular choices, ringing in at over 85% efficiency. Switching over from a tank heater to a tankless unit will require a site visit and permit. Most homes can accommodate this fixture change, providing endless hot water, requiring less energy and conserving some space, that’s a win-win situation. We offer free estimates – call today!
Faucets, Valves and Spigots:
- A dripping faucet from a tub or shower valve can use more water that you think, up too approximately 2,300 gallons a year. The average life of these parts is generally 8-15 years; depending on water quality, sometimes less. If a repair or replacement is needed, call a professional.
A home owner can save hundreds of gallons of water by using low flow shower heads; these products on the market today give great delivery and conserve water at the same time. Switching out shower heads is usually pretty simple task that most anyone with a pair of pliers can do.