You can lower your utility bills and help the environment by adding energy-efficient plumbing to your Lakewood Ranch, Florida, home. The right improvements can also increase the value of your house and help keep you and your family comfortable. You should consider energy-saving plumbing upgrades like a tankless water heater, extra insulation, and faucet aerators.
A Tankless Water Heater
Traditional storage water heaters keep hot water in tanks or pipes. They use electricity to keep the water warm when you’re not using it. A tankless or on-demand water heater only uses power when you need it. It can last about twice as long, and it uses less space than conventional models. Tankless water heaters are a bit more expensive, but the investment is worth it for the energy savings. The right model can also increase the value of your home.
If the pipes in your home don’t have enough insulation, your water heater will have to work harder and use more energy. You can save energy by insulating your water heater. It’s easy to add a water heater blanket to increase efficiency and shorten heating times. You can also reduce the temperature setting on your water heater to lower your utility bills.
Faucet aerators add air to the water coming from your faucet or shower head, keeping your water pressure high without wasting water. These devices are inexpensive and simple to install, and they can help reduce overall water use, plus splashing and noise when you turn on the tap. For even more savings, take short showers and turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth.
Aqua Plumbing & Air has more than 40 years of plumbing experience, and we can help you improve your home to reduce your utility bills. We’re also a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, so we can help you with all your heating and cooling needs. Call us anytime at (941) 306-3715 for excellent customer service and affordable prices from our expert technicians.
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