Top 3 Water-Wasting Appliances in Your Home and What You Can Do To Reduce Your Water Use
According to the EPA, the average household uses approximately 260 gallons of water each day. Inefficient appliances and outdated fixtures that may be resulting in additional water consumption and needless waste can find many home and property owners faced with higher utility costs.
Replacing older appliances with newer more energy-efficient models and taking advantage of low-flow toilets, shower heads and other fixtures can allow you to lower your water bills without having to make changes to your household habits and established routines.
Replace Toilets and Shower Heads with Low-Flow Fixtures
Toilets can account for as much as a third of your total monthly household water consumption. Replacing an older toilet or having water-saving devices installed in the tank can keep you from flushing money down the drain when it comes time to pay your utility bill.
High-efficiency shower heads can allow you to reduce the volume of water used by as much as 60 percent. Homeowners interested in ensuring a greater savings and efficiency for their household may find that installation of low-flow fixtures can make a considerable difference.
Replace Outdated Appliances
Washing machines, automatic dishwashers and even hot water heaters can all be creating greater strain on your household budget than you might expect.
When it comes to older appliances, arranging professional installation of a high-efficiency replacement can provide a convenient and effective solution. The amount of water modern a high-efficiency appliances may save can help to offset the cost of purchase and installation over time.
Fix Leaks and Plumbing Problems Once and For All
From a dripping faucet to a busted water supply, faulty plumbing can result in a serious waste of water. Even smaller problems that can be hard to detect without the trained eye of a professional can become a costly issue, one that may find you faced with an increase in utility services.
Having your property and plumbing system inspected and assessed if often the only surefire way to ensure that leaks and minor issues are not resulting in higher volumes of water usage or leaving you at risk of developing more serious problems.
There is Always a Professional Solution
A thorough assessment of your fixtures, appliances and plumbing can allow you to more easily identify and address any opportunities that may allow you to reduce usage and lower bills.
Working with a qualified and experienced professional can ensure quick and easy installation and superior results on any maintenance that may be required. The quality of service and assistance only the best can offer will help you to deal with any appliances or fixtures that may be driving up utility costs.
Now more than ever, conservation doesn’t require a lifestyle change! Call the professionals of Duane Blanton Plumbing at (847) 855-0000 to see how easy it is to conserve water in your Round Lake home.