Eliminating leaks and dripping faucets and fixtures. Even a small leak of just a drip per second can cost you $1 per month. Just one leaky toilet wastes tens of thousands of gallons of water annually, more than enough to fill a backyard swimming pool.
Installing tankless or solar water heaters to reduce water and energy consumption by 33 to 51%.
Replacing showerheads with water- and fuel-efficient models can reduce your waste by as much as 60% over those installed before 1994.
Using biodegradable cleaners to keep your drains free of build-up help keep pipes open and are safer for the environment.
Insulating your water heater if it feels hot to the touch can reduce heat loss by as much as 45%. Insulating hot water pips will raise water temperature by up to 4% and reduce time needed to heat it.
Installing a drip system in your garden or outdoor planters. The typical home uses about 30% of its water outdoors, and experts say half of that goes to waste due to run-off and evaporation. A drip system can cut consumption between 20 and 50%, saving the homeowner an estimated $1,150 over the life of the system.
Purchasing energy-efficient home appliances and toilets. You’ll not only be saving natural resources, you can often take advantage of government-sponsored rebates. Bronson Plumbing will be happy to help you find current rebates you may qualify for, along with how to apply for rebates.