4 Plumbing Tips You Didn’t Know
And how to use them to save hundreds each year!
Water is a resource that we can’t live without, and one that will take your lunch money faster than your 4th grade bully. With heaping bills and repairs, those two showers a day can feel like they cost you an arm and a leg.
So how do we cut these costs down? Follow these 4 tips and start saving a few extra hundred in your pocket.
- Wash clothes in Cold water
90% of the energy used in washing clothes comes from heating the water up! Washing your clothes on cold will usually only cost around 3 cents per load!To see estimates on how much different temperature loads cost, check this site out!
- Shut off the water/water heater for your road trip!
Are you leaving the house for a week long trip? Going to see family? Or just taking a trip to get away for a while? A good tip to save money (and stay safe from an unattended leak, should one arise), is to turn off the water heater and main supply before you leave.Always remember to turn the water heater off before the main valve, and don’t keep the main supply off more than a few weeks! For more info check this pdf out!
- Deal with hard water option 1: flushing the water heater
Hard water is the build-up of sediment in your water heater and pipes. Don’t worry, it’s NOT hazardous to your health, but It IS to your wallet.Hard water makes it more difficult for your appliances to perform and can be an expensive issue requiring repairs and maintenance.There are two options to deal with hard water. The first is Flushing your water heater. This is free and for the intermediate level handy man. For instructions on how to do this, check out this link!
- Deal with hard water option 2: EasyWater system
EasyWater is a cost efficient kinetic energy system that quickly eliminates sediment build-up, and prevents it in the future!It has a one time cost, and one time installation, and will not only clean your water heater, but the pipes throughout your home. For more info, check out this link!
With these Tips in mind and in use, you’ll see significant changes in your water bill, and thickness of your wallet! Have a tip to add, or success story to share? Let us know! We’d love to hear from you.
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If you are really dedicated to saving, check out this Do-It-Yourself hack to use the clean water in your toilet before it’s flushed, to save extra money!
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If there’s a repair or service you don’t think you can do on your own, don’t hesitate to contact a professional:
Henry Plumbing is a family owned business in Greater Savannah Georgia, trusted for over 40 years to bring quality service at extremely competitive rates!
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