In Indianapolis, water conservation isn’t just good for the environment — it’s good for your pocketbooks. There are plenty of ways that you can conserve water in your home this spring. Consider these:
- Fix any plumbing leaks in your house. Just like leaks in your ductwork lose airflow, plumbing leaks can create an ongoing drain on your water use. Worse, with plumbing leaks, you may be encouraging the growth of mold, mildew, fungus, or bacteria.
- Install low-flow showerheads and faucets. Aerating showerheads and faucets can reduce your water use in gallons per minute, while increasing the surface area of drops so that the flow still cleans effectively and feels rich. This is a quick, often DIY task that can cut down your water use significantly.
- Upgrade home appliances to high-efficiency units. Your washing machine and dishwasher use less water than washing by hand — but they can often still be improved. Look for Energy Star certification on new units so you’ll save both water and energy.
- Install point-of-use tankless water heaters at often-used faucets. When your water comes from a central heater, it has to push all the water in the pipes between the heater and the faucet out of the faucet before hot water emerges. If you have a frequently-used faucet, showerhead, or appliance that uses hot water, installing a tankless water heater gets rid of that waste water by delivering hot water almost instantly.
- Keep an eye on your water bill, and if you notice a spike, investigate it. It could be the result of careless water use, or it might indicate a leak in your plumbing or a failure in your water-using appliances. If your appliances need to be run multiple times in order to get things clean, for example, it may be time to consider a replacement.
If you want to conserve water and energy in your home, call Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing for more great ideas!
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