When homeowners want to improve their home’s efficiency or value, plumbing updates probably aren’t the first thing they think of. However, plumbing fixtures and appliances are affordable, effective ways to enhance both with a simple installation. The licensed plumbers at Seider Heating, Plumbing & Electrical share the top plumbing renovations that will make a big difference in your home.
Put Low-Flow Fixtures High on Your Shopping List
Low-flow fixtures offer the best of both worlds—they’re stylish and help lower utility bills by controlling or moderating water flow to reduce consumption and waste. Upgrade your showerhead or sink faucet (or install an aerator) and you’ll notice a steady decrease in water bills.
Additionally, you can invest in a low-flow toilet, which uses roughly two gallons less water per flush than standard models, but is just as effective. An average family of four could save as much as 15,000 gallons of water every year by simply replacing older, inefficient toilets with low-flow options.
Upgrade Your Water Heater, Downgrade Your Water Bill
Standard water heaters store and heat roughly 40-50 gallons of water to ensure it’s hot the minute you draw it. It’s convenient, but it’s also inefficient and quite expensive. Many homeowners are upgrading to tankless models, which don’t store water. Instead, they heat water when you need it, which is much more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
If your current water heater is 10-12 years old, now might be the perfect time to replace it before you experience a breakdown or failure. One of our licensed plumbers would be happy to help you weigh your options and determine which makes the most sense for your home and budget.
Invest in a Leak Detection Device to Keep Things Water Tight
An undetected leak can waste thousands of gallons of water, causing your water bill to skyrocket. And because all leaks aren’t as obvious as a dripping faucet or burst pipe, it may take some time before you notice there’s a problem. We recommend homeowners invest in leak detection devices to receive alerts at the first sign of a malfunction. Whether you’re home or away, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your house is safe and dry.
From Plumbing Installations to Repairs, Call Seider
More than heating and cooling service, the Seider team excels at plumbing updates. Whether you’re upgrading fixtures, installing appliances, or in need of a repair, our licensed plumbers are up for the task. We have decades of experience and a master plumber on staff who can address every job or problem. Call 262-436-0505 or schedule an appointment today.