One of the best ways to save money on your utility bills is by staying up-to-date with the latest plumbing trends and techniques. As we look forward to 2024, we thought it would be the perfect time to share some of the latest trends in the industry to help you reduce your utility bills.
We’ll look at the newest ways to reduce waste, cut costs, and prevent expensive damage.
We all want to lower our energy costs, and one of the best ways to do that is by making the move toward eco-friendly fixtures that save water and energy. Here are some of our favorites:
Low-Flow Faucets and Showerheads
Low-flow faucets and showerheads minimize water use without sacrificing pressure. Look for products labeled with WaterSense certification and reduce water use by as much as 30% per year.
Touchless faucets are faster and more hygienic to turn on and off. That means less time running and lower utility bills. (Bonus – these faucets have fewer moving parts and are less prone to wear and tear, making them less likely to leak and cause damage.)
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters have become very popular because they use less energy and save money over time. Regular hot water heaters keep water hot in a tank, even when you are not using it. But tankless heaters only heat water when you turn on the faucet.
That slashes standby energy use and ensures that you never pay to heat water you aren’t going to use. They provide a continuous, unlimited supply of hot water that is perfect for large families with large hot water demand.
Is a tankless water heater right for your home? Check out our full guide to help you decide.
Repiping is the process of replacing the internal plumbing in your home. Old pipes can corrode, leak, and cause damage. A good plumbing contractor can help you decide if it’s time for a repipe, and what material to use for your new system.
Repiping saves you money immediately by preventing plumbing failures that can cause damage to your home. But it also saves you money over time by increasing the efficiency of your pipes, eliminating pinhole leaks, and giving your plumbing an all-around update to newer, better materials. If your pipes are more than 20 years old or if you have noticed a pinhole leak, it might be time to consider a repipe.
Some plumbing ideas are always trendy. Here are the best plumbing practices that you should keep in mind to keep your plumbing system in top shape.
You know the saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and that certainly applies to plumbing. Whether you’re preventing clogs or routinely checking for corrosion, keeping an eye on the health of your plumbing system is always a good idea.
You don’t need to be a plumbing expert to keep your plumbing system healthy, but having a good foundation of basic plumbing knowledge will help you make better decisions about the plumbing in your home.
It’s equally important to know the right questions to ask when you do need to talk to a plumber.
Know Who To Call
You also want to know the best people to call when a plumbing problem does arise. You want a plumber who is dependable, knowledgeable, and most importantly, honest.
A good plumber will never sell you a solution you don’t need, and will always have a professional, experienced team ready to tackle any problem you might face.
Give us a call today and see how we can offer you expert, honest service. Call us at (352) 316-3229 or request service through our online form.