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
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.
Call our team to learn more about how we can assist you. We are available 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week!