Reduce Hot Water Use for Energy Savings

At the end of every month utility bills are usually at our doors. This is one of the bills that take the most amount of money from us yet most people have not taken the initiative to understand the high monthly bills and what can be done. Utility bills is the most dreaded bill by many and often times energy contributes to the highest amount. So how do you work to reduce the energy consumption? It can be done by reducing the amount of hot water that is used in the house by installing low flow showerheads. Below are methods that you can apply

Avoid leaks

Most leaks are ignored in many households but you don’t realize that leaks from pipes, showerheads and faucets contribute to about a dollar waste per month and you can imagine per year that would mean a whole $365 waste. Fix your leaks therefore and also buy new water tank heaters if need be.

Use low-flow plumbing fixtures

The US government has recently made a requirement that allows only shower heads that dispense only about 2.5 gallons of water per minute this is mostly low flow shower heads. In the olden days shower heads used to dispense about 5.0 gallons of water which meant that a lot of money was being used on energy and water. If you still have this old system it may be time to buy the new ones.

Purchase the best showerheads

Low flow shower heads are the best as they reduce the pressure of the showerheads and consequently reducing the amount of energy used. The good news is always that you can still use aerated low flow shower head and achieve a nice feeling after a bath.

Faucets                

The most important item in a faucet is an aerator. It controls the amount of water coming out of the faucet.  A moderate faucet for the kitchen allows around 2.2 gallons of water per minute while in the bathroom a half gallon per minute. Be sure to buy the current faucet as it will save your energy.

Only use energy efficient dish washer and cloth washers.

Another thing that increases the energy use is the dish washers and cloth washers since you have to heat a lot of water every so often. The good news is that you can purchase energy saving types. You can use energy boosters for your dishwashers, use those with shorter cycles as this will reduce the amount of water being used to clean. As for the cloth washer, you don’t have to use hot water on all the clothes infect they can be rinsed using cold water. Buy cloth washers that allow you to control the water temperatures.

In conclusion, our preferences differ in purchasing shower heads but with proper research, you will find that low flow showerheads will allow you the fun time when bathing because bathing quality is not compromised and you also save on energy. When you employ few energy saving methods your bills could reduce and the energy used also saved