A normal person in the US used 80-100 gallons of water a day. For an average Cecil County family that means a family of four is using 146,000 gallons of water in just a single year. Plumbing systems and appliances hooked up to them provide a wide range of functions in your home. Everything from washing your dirty dishes from dinner, to flushing your toilet, and providing hot water for that long bath, these all depend on your plumbing system.

What many don’t consider is the effect installing WaterSense fixtures along with Energy Star certified appliances can have on your water usage. By doing so a typical family of four can reduce their water consumption by up to 30% and save up to $300 a year. This makes not only good sense for the environment but also the family pocketbook!

Check out our tips to learn how you can save money and increase your home’s plumbing efficiency:

The Water Saving “Myth” – A common thought about installing energy efficient systems in your home is that it means lower performance. However the exact opposite is true, energy efficient models combine high performance with high efficiency. Energy efficient models work smarter, not harder and provide the same or better results.

Toilets – Toilets are the largest users of water in your home. Standard models use about 3.5 – 7 gallons per flush. By replacing an old model toilet with a low-flow model, you can cut your water consumption by 25% or more. Installing low-flow toilets in your home can save you up to $90 a year on your water bill and up to $2,000 over the lifetime of the toilets. Elkton Plumbing technicians offer many options when it comes to low-flow toilet installations. Let us help you pick out a new energy efficient model for your home!

Water Heaters – While providing your home with a supply of hot water, water heaters account for 14-18% of your utility bills. Standard storage and heat pump models last between 8-12 years and tankless models can last over 20 years. When it comes time to replace your water heater, consider investing in an ENERGY STAR certified model to decrease energy usage and water consumption while saving money.

Shower Heads – Shower usage accounts for nearly 17% of your total home’s water consumption. Installing one energy efficient shower head can save the average family 2,900 gallons of water per year. Installing shower heads is a quick and simple job for Elkton Plumbing technicians!

At Elkton Plumbing we are able to make your home or commercial plumbing system its most efficient. In doing so you will be happy to see a reduction in your water bill along with your gas and electric utility bills. Not only that, but you will be doing your part to help in water conservation. What are you waiting for? Call Elkton Plumbing today at 443-256-9942 for all your Cecil County plumbing needs.


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