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3 Tips from the Air & Energy Plumbers

May 22, 2024 | Blog

Have you ever wondered what you can do for your home plumbing that can save you energy, time, and money? From a leaky faucet to clogged drains and plumbing emergencies, the Air & Energy plumbers have just about seen it all. Here’s some tips from our expert plumbing technicians on how to avoid costly water waste and ensure your plumbing system continues to function at maximum efficiency.

 

1. Plug the leak

Did you know a leaky faucet is much more than a slight annoyance? That drip, drip, drip you hear can end up wasting about 3,000 gallons of water a year. While each leak is different, each drop adds up quickly, and will wind up costing you more on your water bill. Not only that, but each leaky faucet wastes fresh water, a precious resource! If you’ve finally had enough of that leak, give our expert plumbers a call, they’re happy to help!

2. Check your temperature

We all love a nice hot shower, but to conserve energy its best not to turn your water heater’s temperature up too high. energy.gov recommends setting your water heater to 120 degrees, or ‘medium’ on older models for maximum efficiency while still providing sufficient hot water to the home. By setting the temperature higher than 120 degrees, your water heater can waste around $36 to $61 a year, with higher costs depending on the water demand of your home. If you’re not sure how to check or change the temperature setting, give us a call and our plumbers will show you how to make that adjustment!

3. Grab a snake

Everyone has dealt with a slow-draining or completely clogged drain before, and many people would reach for a chemical drain cleaner right away, but did you know those cleaners can cause you more problems down the road? Many commercial drain cleaners contain sulfuric acid, which is a highly powerful substance that can eat through most clogs, but it can also begin to dissolve most metals and plastic within your pipes. What’s the alternative to this harsh chemical? Using a standard drain snake to remove the majority of debris yourself! If you’re not sure how to safely do this, give us a call. The Air & Energy plumbers will be happy to come help clear the clog without leaving lasting chemical damage.

 

These three tips can help you save time and money on your home plumbing! If you’re interested in having the Air and Energy plumbers visit your home, you’re welcome to call the Air & Energy office at (941) 778-0773 or schedule an appointment online. You can find a more comprehensive list of our plumbing services here! We’re always happy to help!

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