If your water bill feels like it’s too high, there are simple plumbing fixes you can make to lower it. Even if it doesn’t feel too high, you still could be overpaying if you haven’t made these improvements to your plumbing system. No one wants to pay more than they need to, so check out these quick improvements you can make to your plumbing system so that you can stop giving money away.
One simple, quick way to lower your water bill is to replace the aerators on your faucets. Aerators commonly get damaged or worn and either stop working or fall off. When this happens, your faucet starts using more water. The aerator’s job is to inject air into the water stream so that water pressure stays up while using less water than before. It even reduces water splashing.
It can be easy to just let slight drips in a faucet or a pipe go, as long as their minor issues. However, it’s going to be well worth it to take care of these issues as soon as you can. At the very least, it will save on water waste and therefore lower your water bill. Plus, there’s no guarantee that they’ll stay minor problems forever, so that dripping water could turn into a leak that does water damage. The fix could be as simple as tightening a fixture or patching a pipe. Save yourself money on your monthly water bill and prevent potential costly repairs.
Washers and dishwashers can last for years without wearing down to the point of needing a replacement. However, if you’ve got an old washer or dishwasher then you’re likely wasting water every time you use them. Older appliances like this are not nearly as efficient with their water use as newer models. So, while it seems convenient to keep that old washer or dishwasher around, you’re paying for it each month in your water bill.
Just like with the old washer and dishwasher, your toilet and your shower heads could be costing you money. The shower head is a simple, low-cost switch that can save you money every time you take a shower. The new low-flow shower heads can still retain good water pressure, so you might even get a water pressure upgrade along with saving on your monthly bill.
Low-flow toilets are a more expensive switch than shower heads, but they can pay for themselves relatively quickly. The difference in efficiency between new low-flow toilets and older standard toilets is multiple gallons per flush. Think about how many times you flush your toilet a day, and how many gallons of water you’re paying for that you don’t need to be.
Aaron Swift Plumbing wants to help you save money every month on your water bill. We can repair any leaking pipes, faucets, or other plumbing fixtures that are draining your wallet. We can also replace and hook up new appliances and fixtures that will make your home more efficient in its water usage. With our expertise, you can have your home’s plumbing system working better and more efficiently in no time at all.
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