Question: What do you get when you add up the costs of leaky faucets, plumbing clogs, and water heating problems?
Answer: An empty wallet. And probably a lot of stress.
While it’s important to have high-quality plumbing in your home, constant repair can impact you financially. Issues like leaking faucets and toilets increase monthly utility bills causing further burden to your budget.
If you want to know how to save money and get the most out of your home’s plumbing, the team at Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning is here to provide expert advice. Our team of technicians are trained in assessing issues with your plumbing fixtures. We provide solutions that will best suit your lifestyle and your budget.
With years of experience serving customers across the local Austin area, our team of professional plumbers know a thing or two on how to optimize your home’s plumbing. We’ll help you to reduce utility costs and provide value-added service and advice on water filtration, and maintaining your home’s plumbing systems.
Helpful Money-Saving Tips
Here are some helpful money-saving tips:
Turn off Taps:
No matter if you are brushing your teeth or washing your face, turn off your tap to save money and water. Allowing your tap to drip, even momentarily can waste 15 gallons of water per day- that adds $$$ to your annual utility costs. Excessive dripping can also lead to erosion of your taps. Make sure to turn your taps off all the way and if it’s still leaking, Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning are available 24/7 for repair and replacement.
Avoid Drain Clogs:
Clogged drains are often deceiving. One seemingly minor drain blockage can soon develop into your worst nightmare. The key to saving money in this situation is regular maintenance. A mixture of baking soda and vinegar can be poured down your drains to remove source of clogging. And of course, always keep a plunger handy! It is important to note though that reoccurring blockages are often symptomatic of a bigger issue which requires the services of trained drainage technicians. The $7 bottle of promises found at most local hardware stores will only mask these larger drainage issues.
Consider Water Heater Replacement:
Generally, if your water heater is ready to celebrate it’s tenth birthday. The older your water heater becomes, the more likely it is to experience problems such as leaks and corrosion. Water heating equates to 12% of your monthly utility bills. This can increase significantly if you do not have a running, high efficiency system. It is important to remember that the system is just as pivotal as the installation in this instance. Choosing an experienced installation technician that is knowledgable in various water heating system will gain you further efficiencies. Call Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning for a no-obligation water heating system assessment.
Wash Larger Loads of Dishes and Laundry:
While this tip seems like common sense, it’s certainly worth repeating. Washing only half a load of dishes or laundry simply isn’t efficient and a waste of water. You can save over 3,400 gallons of water per year by running full loads of dishes and laundry, roughly saving 25% to 50% more on water costs than two smaller loads. You get cleaner dinner plates and clothes without putting too deep a dent in your savings.
Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning are here to help in looking at any or all of these cost-saving opportunities for your family home.