How to Save Money with Rising Gas Prices
Is Your Plumbing System Breaking the Bank?
We all notice it when driving past the gas station and when it is all over our social media feeds. Even though some of us are still in a hybrid work environment, how can you not avoid it? Gas prices are rising – especially in the Greater Washington area. To combat these, other money saving efforts may need to be practiced.
One way you can reduce your expenses and save money is to evaluate your plumbing-related costs, which is why Mallick Plumbing & Heating organized some tips to help you save money.
Switch to a Tankless Water Heater
One of the most common cost-related plumbing change you can make is by switching to a tankless water heater. Conventional water heaters are effective at heating water but spend all day and night keeping your water at a consistent temperature, which requires a lot of energy and could potentially be impacting your wallet because of it.
Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, heat water as you need it by pushing the water through a coil that heats it on demand. They can provide as much hot water as you need as well, instead of having to wait until your conventional water heater heats up more water before taking a hot shower. With the ability to immediately present hot water, tankless water heaters are more energy efficient and require you to spend money by keeping it at a constant temperature 24/7.
By also not having to heat water consistently, tankless water heaters are more durable and last much longer, which will also save you money in the long run by not having to worry about replacement costs.
Install a Low-Flow Toilet
With this new hybrid working model, more people have received the ability to work from home. But keep in mind, an increase in your time spent at home will result in more stress for your plumbing system. So instead of using your office’s restroom a few times a day, you are now utilizing your own and requiring more water usage to do so.
One way you can minimize this is by installing a low-flow toilet, which can save your home over 10,000 gallons of water a year and results in more savings on your water bill.
Low-flow toilets operate in one of two ways: with the usage of gravity or pressure-assistance to clear waste. A gravity-driven low-flow toilet will clear when the flapper in the toilet tanks is engaged and water is realized, while the pressure-assistance toilet uses a pressure tank to combine pressure and gravity for a flush.
Both the pressure-assistance and gravity low-flow toilets will help you save water. But reach out to Mallick Plumbing & Heating to schedule a licensed and certified technician to have them evaluate which one would be best for your plumbing system today!
Have Your System Checked If You Are on a Well System
Many surrounding areas of the Greater Washington Area rely on a well to provide water into their house for their family usage.
But most people aren’t concerned about their well system until is it out of commission and no longer providing your household with water, which could result in a costly fix.
To prevent this from happening, homeowners should schedule a licensed and trained plumber to evaluate it and ensure it is running correctly, safely, and efficiently – which is especially important if you have an older system. A well system that is depleted, leaking, or not operating efficiently could have a heavy financial impact and leave your family without water for a limited time frame.
If you’d like Mallick Plumbing & Heating to help with any of the tips above or like to schedule a call to receive more plumbing tips on how you can save money, please give us a call at 301-804-6759 today!