3 Ways Plumbing Companies Help their Customers Save Money

Local plumbers save Laguna Beach residents money on sewer line repairIf you are interested in saving money while enjoying the convenience of modern day plumbing, pick up the phone and give us a call. We’ll tell you more about how the following technologies can benefit your home.


Up until the late 90s, people were literally flushing money down the toilet. Up until that point, toilets used up to five gallons of water per flush. Then regulations were passed limiting one flush to a maximum of 1.6 gallons of water. If you figure the average American flushes four times a day that is a savings of 12 gallons per day. Newer toilets now have dual flush for liquid waste and another for solid waste. The solid flush still uses 1.6 gallons, but the liquid one only uses .8 gallons. That could save almost 6000 gallons per year and quite a bit of money.

Hot Water

Anybody that has waited for the shower water to heat up may not realize how much money is going down the drain. A conservative estimate would suggest that a person could waste up to a gallon of water before the water heats up to a comfortable temperature. As you might be able to ascertain from this example, tank water heater is not the most efficient way to heat water.

New, on-demand water heaters have a heating element at the faucet that heats the water instantly, instead of storing it in a tank. But, these on-demand faucet heaters can only heat so much water at one time, making them ineffective for filling a bathtub or taking a shower.

There are also circulating pumps that are used in conjunction with a tank style heater. The pumps loop the cold water that usually goes down the drain back to the tank and cycle the hot water into its place. The recirculating pump still uses a tank water heater, but eliminates the need to run the water waiting for it to heat up.

Controlling Your Water Bill

If you are interested in learning how these new technologies can help you save money, contact Laguna Beach Speedy Plumbing and Rooter to find out how you can install these items in your home. Although there may be an initial investment, the savings you will accrue over time will be worth the upfront cost.


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