6 Tips for Bathroom Water Conservation
As a homeowner, one expense you’ll always have to deal with is your various bills. Whether it’s electricity, gas, or water, you’ll always wonder if there’s a way to lower them. As a matter of fact, there are plenty of ways a homeowner can lower their bills! As a company with plenty of plumbing experience, we’re capable of helping you learn how to save on your water. Read on and take a look at our tips on bathroom water conservation.
Here are six tips to help you optimize your bathroom water conservation:
Be aware of leaks
A simple way to avoid using more water than necessary is to make sure your plumbing isn’t leaking. In addition, make sure your faucets and shower heads aren’t slowly dripping. A single drip every second can total five to fifteen gallons per day! If the leaks and/or drips are too tough to fix, you can always call one of our professionals to take care of it.
Get high-efficiency toilets
If you have a bathroom with older equipment, this may be a good idea. Older models of toilets generally use 3.5 to 7 gallons of water every time they flush. Meanwhile, high-efficiency toilets use 1.28 gallons or less, cutting indoor water usage by up to 20%. Check with your local salesman if it’s possible to get a rebate on your environmentally-friendly choice.
Install a low-flow shower head
Installing a low-flow shower head for your shower can greatly decrease your water usage. On average, low-flow shower heads deliver 2.5 gallons of water per minute. On the other hand, older showerheads use 5 to 7 gallons. Like with high-efficiency toilets, you may be able to get a rebate on low-flow showerheads.
Shower instead of bathing
You can save many gallons of water by taking showers instead of baths. On average, a full bathtub requires 70 gallons of water. If you take showers instead and keep them under five minutes, you can save up to one thousand gallons a month.
Know when to keep the faucet off
Depending on how you use your bathroom’s faucets, you can save a lot of water. For example, if you turn the water off while brushing your teeth, you can save up to four gallons per minute. If everyone in a family does this, the savings can really add up!
Install water aerators
Water aerators are faucet attachments that can help you save more money on water. What they do is limit the flow of water coming from your sink faucet, thus making it use less water. In addition, it can also save money on energy bills by limiting how much hot water you use.
How can Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning help me save money on my water bills?
Daniel’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning is a plumbing and AC company dedicated to providing for their customers. Our business is our family. We believe in empowering our service experts by creating a work environment that promotes personal and professional growth, ensuring the entire team takes pride in our work and our company. If you’re looking to save money on your water bills, call Daniel’s today and check out our high-efficiency products!