Upgrading the plumbing in your Canyon Lake, Texas, home is an efficient way to increase its value. Improvements can also help you prevent costly breakdowns and conserve both energy and water. Installing a new water heater, adding extra insulation, updating fixtures, or getting a garbage disposal are four plumbing upgrades that can help you save.
Install a New Water Heater
Most water heaters store hot water in tanks. Even when you don’t need warm water, they have to use energy to keep the water temperature constant. If you have a large family and use a storage water heater, you could run out of hot water often as well.
A tankless or on-demand water heater only uses power to produce hot water when you need it, and it can last for about twice as long as a comparable storage water heater. Many tankless water heaters come with extensive warranties, and they’re much more compact than conventional models. If you need lots of hot water, you can add a second unit to your plumbing easily.
Upgrading your existing water heater will help you avoid inconvenient, uncomfortable issues. Tankless models cost more, but you’ll get your investment back through lower utility bills.
Add Extra Insulation
Adding additional insulation to your water heater, the pipes in your home, or the outer walls near your pipes can also help you save energy. It’ll keep hot water from cooling down before it reaches you, even when you’re using a fixture that’s far away from your water heater. It’ll also extend your water heater’s life by preventing wear and tear. Insulation is inexpensive, and it can make your water heater more efficient. As a result, you’ll save money. You can also save money and prevent burns by turning down your water heater’s temperature setting.
Update Your Fixtures
Upgrading to low-flow toilets can easily reduce your water bill, especially if you have a large family. These toilets use less than half the water per flush as conventional toilets, and technology has advanced substantially since low-flow toilets first became available. Some models come with two flush options, allowing you to decide when more water is necessary.
You can also save water with flow restrictors and faucet aerators. Flow restrictors reduce the flow of water, and aerators insert air into the water that comes from faucets to make their water pressure seem higher.
These devices encourage people to use less water when performing tasks such as washing their hands, taking showers or brushing their teeth. Conserving water lets you save energy by using your water heater less. Plus, attractive new fixtures can increase the value of your home. They’re also inexpensive and easy to install, and they increase your comfort by reducing noise and splashing when you turn on the tap. In addition, many new shower heads come with luxurious massage settings, which help make your home look more modern.
For additional savings, take quick showers and turn off the water whenever you can. Dishwashers use less water than washing your dishes by hand, and they’re much faster and easier to use.
Get a Garbage Disposal
A garbage disposal will prevent clogs or bad smells in your kitchen sink from dirty dishes. Getting rid of waste immediately will help you avoid annoying pests such as cockroaches or fruit flies. A garbage disposal also keeps you from having to scrape food from dirty plates into the trash, allowing you to take out your trash less often. These devices are convenient and simple to use, and a professional can install one in your home easily.
Woods Comfort Systems is a Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer with decades air conditioning and plumbing experience. We’re a family business, and 100-percent customer satisfaction is our goal. We can help you increase your comfort, avoid inconvenient breakdowns, and save money and energy by choosing and installing the best plumbing upgrades. For outstanding service, call us anytime at 512-842-5066.
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