Are you looking for ways to save money in your home? Start with the basics, like how to cut down on your water bills. Keep reading for some quick tips and long term investments that you can make to see a drastic change in your water bills.
Upgrade Your Water Heater
This home upgrade will help you save in several ways. With a new water heater, you’ll save on your water expenses, but you’ll also save on your energy bills as well.
According to the Department of Energy, the cost of heating your home’s water supply accounts for about 12% of your family’s utility bills, only coming in second behind your heating and cooling bills.
When you upgrade to a new water heater model, the heating time will speed up drastically. This means you won’t have to waste gallons of water as you wait for the shower to get warm.
There are several types of water heaters to consider when looking for a replacement. Some of the most popular ones are:
Conventional storage water heaters
Tankless or demand-type water heaters
Heat pump water heaters
Tankless coil and indirect water heaters
Bonus Tip: Reduce your water waste with how you bathe. Showers use less water than a full bath. A standard showerhead uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute, which means a 10-minute shower uses 25 gallons of water, while a full bath uses about 70 gallons of water.
Cut the Waste
Did you know that a leak that drips once per second wastes 8.64 gallons of water per day, or more than 3,100 gallons of water per year? That’s a lot of water going to waste! And all of that wasted water is going to cost you hundreds of dollars in the long run, and possibly more if it causes any water damage in your home.
Another way to limit the amount of water used in your home is by being more mindful of when you leave the faucet running. We’ve all left the faucet running while brushing our teeth, washing dishes, or shaving, but that waste adds up pretty quickly.
Since a standard faucet uses about two gallons of water every minute, something as simple as turning off the water while brushing your teeth can save up to three or four gallons of water per person per day. That means you could save more than 1,000 gallons of water per year.
Install a Phyn Plus System
Earlier we discussed the waste that water leaks cause, as well as the damage they can lead to if not taken care of quickly and properly. One way to combat the destruction of water leaks is to know about them as soon as they occur.
How is this possible? All it takes is the installation of a Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant + Shutoff. This product is a monitoring system that automatically measures small changes in water pressure about 240 times per second.
The device provides a number of insights and benefits to homeowners including the following:
Real-time mobile notifications to alert you of potential leaks
Diagnosing potential problems in your plumbing system
Mitigating costly damage through automatic shutoff
Monitoring water usage through monthly, daily, and hourly reports
Protecting your entire home’s water system with one device in one location
Connecting remotely through current Wi-Fi and a mobile device
Lowering your water waste and consumption will save you money and help the environment! If you’re looking for new ways to save, don’t hesitate to call the experts at Bob Larson Plumbing LLC. Our team of professionals will be glad to help you. Visit us online or give us a call at (253) 780-0844 to learn more.