Water is one of the most valuable resources on our planet. Without water, life as we know it isn’t even possible. For those of us privileged to live in a great country like Canada, it can be hard to remember that there are places in the world where clean water isn’t easy to have. However, since we do have access to an abundance of clean water, it’s important that we try to be environmentally aware in our water usage. Here are four ways to use less water and energy!
Proper Insulation. Making sure all of your pipes are well insulated is a great start to having a greener home. Insulation will help keep hot water hot on the way to the tap and any water in the pipes will stay warm longer. Not only is your home more energy efficient, it can also help save you money on your heating bill.
Tankless Water Heater. We’ve written on the benefits of tankless water heaters before. Instead of keeping a tank of hot water at the ready, a tankless water heater only makes hot water on demand. This means less energy spent keeping unused water warm, and it also means that you never run out of hot water.
Low Flow Faucets. Another familiar topic to regular readers! We’ve discussed low flow faucets in previous blogs, however we think it’s important enough to mention again. Low flow faucets, shower heads, and toilets are a great investment for saving water. There are also high efficiency dishwashers and washing machines for clothes. Any and all of these options will benefit the planet and lower your water bill.
Check for Leaks. Leaks are one of the greatest enemies of water efficiency. They can cost you a lot of money on your water bill each month as well. Thankfully, leaks are pretty easy for any Calgary plumber to fix! If you notice one of your taps (or even your toilet) is dripping, call Plumbing Paramedics at (403) 452 – 2911. We’ll be happy to help!
Plumbing paramedics believes in a greener future where everyone has access to clean water. If you want to work towards that future by updating your plumbing, fixing a leak, or if you have any questions, call us today!