Water is becoming scarce in many parts of the country, and for many homeowners, this has lead to increases in water rates. This has made many property owners to consider what can be done to reduce water consumption. If you’re curious about lowering your water bill, the following are only a few ways that a plumbing company can help you.
Install a programmable sprinkler system
If you already have a sprinkler system that turns on and off manually, it is easy to forget once it is running, and too much water is used. With a programmable watering system, you can make sure that the water is turned off exactly when you desire. You can also make sure that the watering of your property is done at the best time of the day.
For example, in the middle of summer it is usually best to avoid the peak hours of the day as water is wasted with evaporation. Early morning and early evenings are often the best times. In addition, a programmable system can water only parts of your property and not all of it like a manual system does. There may be certain areas that require less water than others.
Install low flow toilets and water fixtures
The modern low flow toilet designs not only use less water than the traditional flush toilets of the past, but they also do so more efficiently. So you are not sacrificing performance simply to save money. Shower heads are another place to save water usage. Low flow shower heads allow you to take the same length of shower and use less water. A plumber can also install an aerated faucet for kitchen sinks that save water without sacrificing needed water for sink uses.
Install new appliances
The two areas where you can save the most on water usage will be the dishwasher and the clothes washer. You are not likely to want to replace them unless they are old and not working properly, but keep in mind that if you have washers that are old enough, you may to able to buy newer models that are more energy efficient. Not only will you save money on water, but you may also bring your electricity bill down at the same time.
Of course, there are many things you can do to cut back on water usage, and saving water should begin with conservation. But conservation can only do so much. A plumber can install a variety of devices, including those mentioned above, that will create a system with lower water usage in your home. In addition, a plumber can assist you in selecting the best water saving devices on the market.