Summertime is a great time to make adjustments and renovations to your home. The weather is nice and warm, and if you have kids, you don’t have to worry about coordinating school schedules with them. You can finally have Denver plumbing service professionals come over to do whatever work you may need. If you’re considering a home remodel of some kind, like perhaps a bathroom remodel or kitchen remodel, we encourage you to think about your plumbing system.
How old are your plumbing fixtures? Could they be hurting the efficiency in which you use your water? If your water bills are unreasonably high or you’d just like a way to save more on your utilities overall, there are a few plumbing upgrades you might want to consider, which we’ve highlighted below.
Low Flow Toilets
Also referred to as low flush toilets, these plumbing fixtures greatly reduce the amount of water that leaves your plumbing system with every flush. There are a number of benefits to this. Consider this:
The average standard toilet uses about 7 gallons of water per flush, while a low-flow toilet uses, on average, 1.6 gallons per flush (with some models being even more efficient). This means an automatic reduction in your water bills each month, and over a full year, the savings could add up to be very significant and well worth the initial investment.
Now, just like any advanced technology or fixture, there can be drawbacks. Low flush toilets do get clogged up easier since there is less water—but advances in hydronic power are starting to make up for this issue. The best thing to do if you’re unsure about whether or not any plumbing fixture or appliance is right for you is to ask a pro!
Low Flow Sinks and Showers
Low flow sinks and showerheads are simply fixtures that have a component in them which purposefully slows down the flow of water so it’s not as powerful. Chances are, you don’t need that much water to be gushing out at once anyway, whether it be to wash veggies that you’re prepping for a meal, or brushing your teeth at the bathroom sink.
Tankless Water Heaters
Just about everyone is familiar with the standard storage tank water heater. In fact, you likely have or had one in your home! There are a number of benefits to these systems, which is why they are still so popular. But this isn’t your only option. You might consider upgrading to a tankless water heater.
One of the disadvantages of a traditional storage tank system is the standby heat loss that can occur. This process is eliminated with a tankless system. Tankless water heaters also, in general, have lower maintenance costs, will never “run out” of hot water (unless of course, you had too small of a system installed or there are too many appliances demanding heat from it at once), and will typically last 2-3 times longer than a storage tank water heater before requiring replacement.
When you need quality plumbing services, look no further than Aurora Plumbing Company. We have someone in your neighborhood today!