High Water Bills and No Leaks

woman brushing teeth

High water bill?

Who wants to save on water, sewage, and energy costs? Are you spending more than you should on water? According to the EPA, the average household spends about $500 a year on water and sewage and can save about $170 per year by simply using less water and by installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances.

Here are a few ways to start saving water now:

  • Install low flow shower heads
  • Replace toilets with low water use models
  • Replace inefficient washing machines and water heaters with an ENERGY STAR model
  • Install water aerators on faucets
  • Take showers vs. baths
  • Take shorter showers
  • Don’t run the water while brushing teeth

Ways to save on energy costs:

  • Run your dishwasher when it has a full load
  • When replacing water using appliances, install ENERGY STAR models
  • Wash clothes in cold water. By installing a Laundry Pro you’ll get clean clothes with cold water and no laundry detergent!

Your water heater is the second biggest source of energy use in your home. According to the website of ENERGY STAR, an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer uses about 25% less energy and 40% less water than regular washers. That’s a great reason to replace that old inefficient washer with a new ENERGY STAR model!

If it’s time to replace your storage tank water heater, and you want to lower your water and energy use, check out a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters are also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters and provide hot water only as it is needed. M.E. Flow installs Navien tankless water heaters that save customers on water use and provide energy savings too. According to Navien, they pride themselves on manufacturing the most cost-efficient water heaters available! The built-in hot water recirculation system recirculates hot water that would otherwise be lost, thus creating a method that lowers the cost of your water bill each month.

Have questions about switching to an ENERGY STAR tankless water heater? Want to lower your water use and install water saving faucets, shower heads, and toilets? Call M.E. Flow today and speak to a plumbing specialist about options for heating your water. M.E. Flow will provide you with a no-obligation quote to replace your water heater!

Watch for our next blog post when we identify how having an annual whole home plumbing inspection. Thanks for reading!

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