Conservation tips for your Home

7 Mar

conservingAre you focused on conserving water in your home? Thousands of gallons of water are going down the drain each year thanks to leaky faucets, old toilets, and old showers. Learning how to upgrade a few things in your home can prevent problems with water loss. Here are some conservation tips for your home.

Upgrade the Toilet

There are new toilets on the market that reduce the amount of water used in each flush. Toilets account for 30% of water usage in the home. If you have a toilet that uses too much water or one that drips throughout the day, you can lose a lot of money. Upgrade to a high-efficiency toilet. These new toilets can save $120 or more a year in water costs. They average about 18,000 gallons of water saved each year!

Check your existing toilet for signs of leaks. One method to do this is by dropping food coloring in the toilet tank. Watch for signs of the color to come through into the bowl. If it does, your toilet is leaking water. You can repair this on your own or you can hire professionals to come and fix it for you.

Fix the Faucet

A leaky faucet will start to cost you a lot of money. You need to fix the leaky faucet by replacing the faucet or tightening loose screws. An older faucet will not work properly and is prone to problems with water loss. A small leak may not seem like a big deal, but it can cost you thousands of dollars a year. Clean the faucet and your shower head to remove excess debris that has accumulated. This can help with water conservation as the water can freely flow through the opening. A new faucet can save $150 or more per year as it will not use as much water.

Upgrade the Shower

Your shower can cost you a lot of money. It may be time to upgrade your shower head. The new shower head will save 8,000 gallons of water a year. You should also make a conscious effort to reduce your shower time. If everyone in the home tries to take shorter showers, it will save a lot of water waste and ultimately puts that money back into your pocket.

Water Heater

How old is your water heater? An outdated water heater can cost you money. There is likely sediment build-up inside the water heater, which is leading to water loss. Inspect the water heater for signs of leaks. Replacing the water heater with a new tankless water heater can conserve water and energy. The new tankless system takes up less space in your home and supplies endless hot water. Contact Roto Rooter to learn more about the new tankless water heater and upgrading to one.