Tired of Spending Too Much on Water? Call a Plumber!
There’s always a little bit of uncertainty when it comes to your utility bills; they always have the ability to surprise you at the end of the month. However, there are things you can do to reduce the amount of money you’re spending on your water and other utilities. One of those things is to call a plumber. A plumber will be able to work with you to bring down your water bill as well as other utilities. Here are some things they can do.
Look For Leaks
The water company charges you for all of the water that flows through your pipes, whether it be intentional or unintentional. Therefore, the water that is dripping from your faucet or from a leaky pipe is water that you’re paying for. You might have to then pay to have water damage repaired on top of that. So, if you call a plumber, they can look for leaks in the walls, floors, and ceilings. They can also repair any leaky fixtures. That should save you some money.
Insulate Your Pipes and Water Heater
When you turn the faucet to hot, water is pulled from your hot water heater and it travels through hot water pipes. If it cools down on the way to the fixture, you have to run even more hot water to get the desired temperature. Therefore, insulating the pipes will reduce the amount of heat lost while the water moves through the pipes. Reducing that heat loss will reduce the amount of electricity or gas consumed heating the water and reduce the amount of water you run.
Furthermore, insulating a water heater tank will help reduce the amount of heat lost while the water sits in the tank.
Install Low-Flow Fixtures
In most states or cities, fixtures are required to conserve water when compared to the fixtures of decades past. They’re much more efficient than they used to be. However, new fixtures have become even more innovative. There are fixtures that use just a fraction of the water that your current fixtures use. They do this by separating water into smaller drops, increasing the water pressure while reducing the amount of water, and increasing the amount of air. All of these things will reduce your water bill.
There is some new technology, such as a solar hot water heater, that can help you heat your water while reducing your utility usage. Plumbers are generally aware of new technology in the industry and eager to test its efficacy.