Most homeowners have experienced increased electricity and water bills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Buy by following some practical savings and spending tips, you can manage your skyrocketing utility bills.
Here’s what you can do to limit utility expenses in these times:
1. Lower the water heater’s temperature setting
Did you know that you can save up to 10% on your energy bill merely by lowering the water temperature on your water heater by 20 degrees?
Most water heaters come with a default setting of 140 degrees. If you turn this down to 120, it won’t make much difference. You can enjoy the perks of a cost-effective bath while conserving energy!
2. Consider installing low-flow fixtures
If you’re bothered by the water wastage that comes with regular faucets and showerheads, consider getting low-flow fixtures installed. These are designed to limit water usage and can help you save thousands of gallons of water every year!
For quick and efficient installation of low-flow fixtures, contact Your 1 Plumber.
3. Get your home inspected for hidden leaks
The hidden leaks lurking in your plumbing system can cost you an incredible amount of money every month. If you’ve noticed a recent spike in your water bill, hire plumbers to carry out a thorough inspection of your plumbing system.
Prompt treatment of leaks can save you from the inconvenience of a burst pipe and will help you save money and water!
4. Insulate your pipes
Pipe insulation can help reduce the energy lost during the movement of water from the water heater to the faucet, shower, or dishwasher.
So, once you get your pipes insulated, you can turn down the water temperature on your heater without compromising on the quality of the water you receive in your kitchen or bathroom.
5. Clean drains, gutter, and downspouts in and around your home
Flooding can lead to a lot of inconvenient water loss. To avoid a flooded house, make sure that all the drains, gutters and downspouts in and around your home are regularly cleaned and well-maintained.
About the Author
The author is a plumbing expert at Your 1 Plumber. If you have a clogged drain or an obstructed gutter, reach out to them at 1-888-540-7586.
They offer all sorts of plumbing solutions such as toilet repair and replacement in Columbia, Fredrick, and nearby counties. Visit their website for more information!