How to Save Energy, Money and Water with Tips and Tricks from our Plumbers in Horsforth
When it comes to household bills, everyone wants to save as much money as possible. Saving water and reducing the amount you use can be a great way to lower utility bills, particularly if you’re on a water meter. Not only would saving water lower the cost of your water bills, but heating less water will also bring down the cost of your energy bills and help to reduce your household carbon footprint.
Based in Wrose, Yorkshire Maintenance Plumbfix is a company of local plumbers and emergency plumbers with over 15 years’ experience, specialising in such tasks as bathroom installations, reactive plumbing and property maintenance.
Over many years in the industry, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks to help homeowners throughout Horsforth save money, water and energy on a daily basis.
Some of our suggestions include:
- Fix Leaks – If your water bill was inexplicably higher than usual last month, it could be indicative of a leak. We can send an experienced local plumber to source and resolve any potential leaks. We undertake property maintenance plumbing at homes in Horsforth, at a time that’s convenient to you. If, however, you spot signs of water damage then call our emergency plumbers at any time, day or night, before the problem worsens.
- Swap Baths for Showers – On average, taking a bath uses four times the amount of water as having a shower. If your home does not have a shower unit, our local plumbers can provide one as part of our bathroom installation service.
- Fill Dishwashers and Washing Machines – Over many years of property maintenance tasks, Yorkshire Maintenance Plumbfix has dealt with our fair share of kitchen appliances, so you can trust us when we tell you that a half-full load wastes a lot of water. Always wait until both units are full before using them and, if possible, turn on the economy setting, which will help save water and energy.
- Fix Dripping Taps – Homeowners around Horsforth are always surprised when our local plumbers point out that a dripping tap wastes approximately 5,500 litres of water a year. Our company handles issues like this as part of our property maintenance service.
- Upgrade your Appliances – Whether as part of a new kitchen or bathroom installation, upgrading your appliances to the latest models will almost certainly be cheaper and more energy efficient for your home in Horsforth. While this may be an additional expense, it could well be cheaper than having to call an emergency plumber out to fix a serious problem caused by an old, faulty appliance.
- Insulate Water Pipes – Using foam to insulate your water pipes will not only help to heat the water faster, but it will keep the water hotter for longer. If you’re not sure how to do this yourself, our local plumbers will take care of it for you, as part of our property maintenance service.
- Cistern Displacement Devices – If your cistern has a capacity of 7.5 litres or more, displacement devices are a simple way of reducing water usage. These devices usually consist of a bag filled with crystals that expands when submerged, which saves you on average 1 litre of water every time you flush the toilet.
Whether you are looking for a new bathroom installation or require some general property maintenance plumbing, our local plumbers offer a range of services and tips to help reduce the utility bills of customers around Horsforth.