Plumbing tips for saving water and energy. With California facing water shortages there is a compelling reason to conserve water. In fact, the same conservation efforts translate to real dollar savings. We make dozens of Fullerton plumbing service calls every day. Most are for plumbing problems that have gotten to the point where they cannot be ignored. Most of these plumbing problems represent an opportunity to conserve money and energy.
Here are a few ways your SewerTV plumber can help you save money and energy
- Repair leaky plumbing fixtures, one drip can cost up to $70 a year
- Install low-flow showerheads, save up to $265 a year
- Switch to a low-flow toilet, save up to $90 a year
Your water heater may be burning excessive energy
- Tankless water heaters heat water on demand; an endless supply of hot water without energy waste
- Keep water heater temperature at 120 degrees and insulate hot water pipes; your water heating energy costs will go down
- Replace your water heater if it is over 8 years old; better efficiency will pay off in energy savings
- Tankless water heaters do not waste energy heating and re-heating stored water which saves significant energy
Change the way you use water around your home
- Do not pre-rinse dishes for the dishwasher
- Do not water landscaping during peak sunlight hours
What is truly staggering is the amount of water and energy that can be saved if all the households in the Fullerton and Orange County were to repair a simple leaking plumbing fixture. One leaky faucet can waste up to 2 gallons of water per day. That adds up to a lot of wasted water every day.
There are huge opportunities all around us to improve water conservation and energy savings. We can all start small, literally one drop at a time.