Make Bathroom Plumbing More Energy Efficient
One area of your home that can increase utility bill expenses is your bathroom. Not only is a lot of water used here, electricity usage can also be very high. You can reduce the use of both water and electricity by taking steps to make your bathroom more energy efficient.
Most of these steps are not complex but some may require professional help if additional problems are discovered.
Low Flow Faucet and Shower Heads
You might think all sink and shower heads are the same. However, newer faucet heads are being designed to use much less water than older ones. Many of these fixtures do such a great job you’ll be using much less water and won’t feel a difference in pressure. Whether you make the change yourself or have a plumber install a new shower or faucet head, look at the specifications to see check the flow rate.
Install a Better Toilet Flush System
Toilets and their valves can now have settings that use much less water per flush. Some of the older models are a little harder to adapt because of their mechanical makeover. If your water bill seems to be extraordinarily high and you haven’t seen any leaks in your home, you might want to consider having your toilet repaired or replaced. Consult a professional, licensed plumber if you’re interested in converting your older toilet with a new settings changer.
Check for Leaks and Clogs
Leaks or clogs that make flushing and draining components work harder and use up more water are the biggest causes of high water bills. Some leaks in the water supply line are easy to spot, but others may be hidden in places you don’t notice. If you suspect there’s a leak, have your plumber investigate right away.
At Abbey Plumbing and Mechanical, we make sure your concerns and questions are heard. Our plumbers have experience in both residential and commercial plumbing and have the advanced equipment necessary to fix leaks or drainage problems immediately. We also offer tips to keep your water running at maximum efficiency. To get in touch with one of our plumbers, call us at (905) 822-0521.