Purchasing a new home requires many different responsibilities to better the home and the environment. Every homeowner wants to be efficient to save as much money on their monthly bills as possible. Doing a few quick checks around the house and taking care of several quick fixes will allow you to be an efficient homeowner when it comes to your utilities. Besides checking for leaks in your plumbing around the home, follow these simple plumbing tips to get your home and plumbing system running smoothly.

Energy-efficient appliances

When you wash your clothes with an energy-efficient washing machine, you’ll be reducing the cost to heat the water used in the washing cycle. Washing a full load of clothes as opposed to a half-full load wastes less hot water as well. Ironically, it uses less hot water to wash dishes in an energy-efficient dishwasher than it does to hand wash your dishes in the sink using hot water. Dishwashers should always be run with a full load of dishes, too.

Low flow fixtures

Showerheads are a great place to start looking to save on your water bill in your new home. Homes built before 1992 most likely have showerheads with a flow rate much higher than what you normally see now. Low-flow showerheads can be purchased at any home improvement store and are reasonably priced and easy to install. Using a low-flow showerhead will significantly save water, which will save you money every month. Showerheads with a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM) will save you the maximum amount of water in the shower. Installing an aerator on your faucets will lower the flow rate in your sinks. These can considerably lower your water bill as well.

For additional information on plumbing tips for your new home and all other issues related to your home’s plumbing, heating, and cooling systems, please contact us at Pipe Works Services We have been serving Morris, Essex, Somerset, and Union Counties and surrounding areas since 2000.

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