There are several devices that can be used to save water and energy in your plumbing. By saving water and energy, one saves money by lowering the monthly utility bills. The following are some of the devices that can help you reduce water and energy wastage and eventually save your money.
A Programmable Thermostat
Although the price of a programmable thermostat will be a little higher when purchasing, it saves money for the rest of the years you use it. This device enables you to have a total control on the energy used every month.
Nearly all programmable thermostats are designed in a way that makes its operations easy. These devices have two separate programs that they run and these programs can maintain four different settings of temperatures every day. Programmable thermostats have more than four settings.
While at work, the programmable thermostat can be programmed to power down and schedule it such that it power back up once you get back home. This ensures that the energy is not wasted throughout the day.
Tankless Water Heaters
This is a modern device that utilizes your gas supply, your current power and venting. It saves water and energy since one uses energy and water only when they need it. They obtain hot water directly without having to store the water in reservoir tank. By not storing water, standby heat losses are eliminated. The heating is instant and one pays for only the water heated.
Another device that helps save money is the hot water circulation pump. People wait for water to attain a certain degree of heating before washing their hands or showering. To eliminate this wait, a circulation pump provides with instant hot water. This also reduces unnecessary water wastage.
Water Fixtures and Toilet Fixtures
The modern toilet and water fixtures are a great way of lowering the water usage in your home. Toilets that have a low flow of water and a dual flush save water significantly. The mechanism of dual flush gives you a chance to determine the amount of water needed. The low flow aerators are devices used on sinks that efficiently reduces the water wastage without affecting the pressure of the water. These devices can be fitted onto the head of the faucet directly to control the flow of the water. Also, this technology of flow control is applied to control the water flow on the low-flow showerheads saving significant amount of water.
A Heat Pump
This device extracts and compresses ambient air leading to heat exchange that results in water heating. The cost of heating water using a heat pump is greatly reduced as the only cost incurred is that of running the compressor and the fan. After a heat pump is installed, it is possible to save up to 75% of the water heating bill and this means reduction in the overall monthly power bill in your home.
The solar energy collected by the solar panel is used to heat up the water. Although the installation cost of the solar heating system can be high, one enjoys the long term advantages of using it.
Therefore, it is possible to save money with your plumbing by using devices that are design to consume less or no power energy, reduce the amount of water used or wasted and ones that allow you to be in control.
Charlie Teschner started MESA Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling in 1982. Charlie has a journeyman and master plumber’s license. He was raised with a strong work ethic and he now applies those values to tasks such as Longmont, CO heating repair.