The friendly neighborhood Toronto plumbers at Mister Plumber have some tips to help you save money by averting plumbing repairs. We also want to help you save water and energy. So look over the list below for ways you can do all three.
- Make sure to insulate hot water heaters and pipes to prevent heat loss. If you’re doing it yourself, be careful not to cover the floor, top, thermostat or burner compartment of the heater. When in doubt, for safety, call Mister Plumber for our expert advice or to do the job for you.
- Installing low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators is the most effective water conservation savings you can do for your home. Inexpensive and simple to install, low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators can reduce your home water consumption as much as 50%, and reduce your energy cost of heating the water also by as much as 50%. This conservation of water and energy is not only good for the environment, but the savings in your utility bills will pay for the cost of the aerators within a few months. From then on, you enjoy continued savings.
- Leaks can waste gallons of water fairly quickly. So get any leaking faucets fixed as soon as possible. If you have hot water that is leaking, your also wasting energy.
- When buying a new water heater, select one with thick insulation. It may cost more initially, but it will pay off over the years in energy savings. You may also consider buying a Tankless Water Heater. For more information about tankless water heaters check out our blog post – Should I buy a Tankless Water Heater and check out this infographic from energy.gov that compares types of water heaters
- Each month, drain about a quart of water from your water heater – until the water runs clear. This removes sediment that lowers the efficiency of your heater. Follow the manufacturer’s advice on the exact steps for draining the heater.
- Make sure your water heater’s thermostat is set to 115°F as they are often come from the factory with higher temperature settings.
- Take more showers than baths. Showers use less hot water than baths. A bath takes 15-25 gallons; a five-minute shower takes less than 10 gallons.
We hope these tips from your friendly neighborhood Toronto plumbers help you save money, water, and energy and of course we are here to help at 416 939 1530 for any and all of your plumbing needs.
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