Mac Plumbing has some simple tips to save money and energy
- Fix those leaky faucets
If your bathroom or kitchen sink is dripping, you could be wasting more than 20 gallons every day.
- Get a new shower head
Technology has come a long way in reducing water usage in shower heads.
- Insulate your pipes
Pipe insulation can keep your hot water hotter as it travels from the water heater to the faucet.
- Install low-flow faucets
With a low-flow aerator, you can reduce the flow without reducing the water pressure and save up to 13,000 gallons of water a year.
- Get a more energy-efficient toilet
The new dual-flush toilets let you choose between a power flush and one that uses less water.
- Only wash full loads of laundry
Washing full loads of laundry instead of two smaller loads will use less water. Also think about only washing a full load of dishes in your dishwasher.
- Showers instead of baths
Showering uses less water than filling the bathtub for those longs soaks.
- Use environmentally-friendly drain cleaners
Chemically infused drain cleaners can damage your pipes, causing breakage and leaks.
But the most important tip is to get your plumbing checked regularly. Regular inspections can catch small problems before they become big disasters.