There are a few good ways to conserve energy and water that can also save you money! Like replacing old plumbing fixtures and cutting back on water and energy in your home. The little savings in your water and electricity bills really begin to add up over time!
Tankless Water Heater
Replacing your tank style water heater with a tankless water heater might be a great investment for your home.
The idea behind a tankless system is that it heats the water as you need it instead of continually heating water stored in a tank. Tankless heaters have been the norm in much of Europe and Japan for quite some time, but they haven’t gained popularity until recently in the United States — largely due to the green movement. If you’re a good candidate for a tankless system, you can save a substantial amount of money every year on your monthly bills while at the same time conserving natural gas. Tankless heaters also last about five to 10 years longer than a tank heater, take up much less space and provide you with an unlimited amount of hot water.
Replacing your fixtures with low-flow fixtures are great conservation tools that can help you save money and energy. These fixtures use significantly less water, meaning the more low-flow fixtures you install, the more money you save!
A new toilet is worth the investment upfront. Older models of toilets can use more than twice as much water per flush than newer toilets. Consider going for a low-flush model that will use even less water per flush and save even more on resources and water.
Check Your Appliances
Your appliances are responsible for a lot of water and energy consumption every single day. It is very important to make sure that they are working properly. Avoiding leaks or blockages could save you a lot of money in the future. Make sure you keep these appliances clean and stay on top of all the maintenance. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, it may be time to replace it before waiting for it to fail.
You can also conserve water and money by running only full loads through the washing machine and dishwasher.