Eco-Friendly New Years’ Resolution Made Easy: Save Water in Your Home
January is the perfect time to take steps to ensure your home is as eco-friendly as possible. One of the ways you can do that is by saving water. Keep reading to learn how you can do that, and then contact The Stanley Louis Company at 800-217-6527 if you need assistance.
Do Not Shower for More Than Ten Minutes
Yes, showers are relaxing, but they also use a lot of water. In fact, they are one of the most common ways a person wastes water. Some people turn on the water and let it run for minutes before they get in. Do not do this. You might choose to turn off the water while you are not actively using it, such as when you are applying shampoo or conditioner.
Do Not Let Leaks Go Un-Repaired
If there is a faucet in your home that is leaking or dripping, or a toilet that runs too long after you flush it, this is more than an annoyance – it is an issue with water waste. The sooner you call for help getting the leak repaired, the less water you will waste.
Switch to Appliances That Save Water
There is a lot of talk of energy-efficient appliances, and it is important to switch to them if you want to be eco-friendlier. However, you should also consider how much water your other appliances use. You can switch to a low-flow toilet, low-flow faucets, low-flow showerheads, and energy-efficient hot water heaters to help reduce the need for water and energy. Be sure to ask us how tankless systems can help.
Don’t Let the Faucet Run While You Are Brushing Your Teeth
The American Dental Association recommends that everyone brush for at least two minutes per day. If everyone did, and they turned the water off while doing so, that could add up to millions of minutes of water that is not wasted. This can make a big difference overall.
Have Your Pipes Cleaned
If you have clogged pipes, they could be wasting water. Not only do clogged pipes sometimes require more water, but they can also start to leak or become otherwise damaged. Avoid this issue by hiring a plumber to clean out your pipes before they cause a huge problem.
Call Today to Learn About Solar Water Heaters
At The Stanley Louis Company, we are proud to have worked with solar water heaters, pool heaters, and other solar equipment for many years. If you are considering lowering your overall energy needs, then we strongly suggest considering these options. Call us at 800-217-6527 to get started.