Cut Water Waste With a Tankless Water Heater
Water waste is a major issue in the United States. According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average family uses upwards of 400 gallons of water per day. Roughly 27% of water usage originates in the bathroom. Leaving the faucet on while brushing teeth, staying in the shower too long, and taking frequent baths all contribute to such water waste.
The need to save water has never been greater. Statistics show that since 1990, US water-stress areas have risen from just 30 states to 45 in 2009.
Having just passed the 24th anniversary of World Water Day back in March, and with the Earth Day just past, many Americans are contemplating better ways to reduce water waste. The EPA recommends simple measures like turning off the faucet while shaving, using aerators for your showerheads and sinks, and keeping a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator to save hundreds of gallons of water each month.
In addition to these simple measures, there are more advanced home improvements that can make saving water easier.
One way is installing a tankless water heater in your home. Before you do, consider why you should in honor of Earth Day.
How Tankless Water Heaters Reduce Water Waste
Tankless water heaters prevent water waste in several ways.
The first way is by providing immediately hot water without wasting water. Most people will run the water through the faucet until the desired temperature is reached, which wastes water at a rate of 2 gallons per minute. With a tankless water heater, you can easily turn on the faucet and the temperature adjusts automatically with no wait period.
The second way they save water is through efficiency. Tankless water heaters limit the amount of water wasted on the whole, and therefore dramatically reduces water waste across the board. Performance is increased which reduces your need to consume or waste water.
Saving water and reducing your impact on stressed-water areas is made much easier with the right appliances. You can also add or install tools such as aerators, or simply look for WaterSense Labeled products which are proven to be 20 percent more water-efficient than standard models. They meet the EPA’s criteria for water efficiency and performance, so you can trust the results.
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