Posted By The Eco Plumbers 31 Aug. 2016
When it comes to utilities, one of the most important in every household is water. We need it to bathe, clean, water plants, use the bathroom, and more. High water use not only causes water bills to skyrocket, but can also affect the environment.
Our Columbus plumbers at The Eco Plumbers are dedicated to sustainable and environmentally friendly plumbing methods. Here are four things families can do to conserve water and lower their water bills:
1. Replace All Toilets with Water Efficient Toilets
Did you know that toilets use the most water in the home? It’s true. In fact, according to Conserve H2O, toilets contribute to more than 24% of water usage in the average American household. This is because many toilets, especially older ones, use anywhere from 3.5 to 7 gallons of water per flush. Now, there are high efficiency toilets that use 1.28 gallons of water or less per flush. Replacing older toilets with these high efficiency ones can help you conserve a significant amount of water.
2. Change Aerators in Sinks
Aerators reduce and control the amount of water coming through a faucet by mixing the water with air. In addition, aerators can prevent leaks. Conserve H2O states that you can save as much as 40% of the water used by sink faucets by replacing old aerators with newer water-efficient aerators.
3. Fix Leaks Throughout the Home
Even the smallest leaks in a household can waste hundreds to thousands of gallons of water per month, according to Conserve H2O. Fixing small and large leaks can significantly reduce the amount of water used in your household. One of the most efficient ways to check if there are plumbing leaks is to monitor the water meter. The spinning wheel on the meter can detect even the smallest amounts of water flow.
4. Use a Tankless Water Heater
Most households use a significant amount of hot water, heated by gas or electric energy. To conserve gas or electricity, and to reduce the amount of running water used while waiting for water to heat, you can install a tankless water heater in the home. According to Energy.Gov, tankless water heaters can be up to 34% more energy efficient than conventional water heaters.
Eager to Conserve Water? Call The Eco Plumbers
If you would like to discuss what you can do to conserve water in your household, we urge you to contact our Columbus plumbers at The Eco Plumbers right away. When you contact our team, we can speak with you about a wide variety of energy and water saving products that can save you money and improve the environment. We are here to give you answers, and that is why we are ready to provide you with a free estimate.