Cherry Hill Bathroom Remodeling: Article About Bathroom Fixtures Save Money
Nearly every New Jersey homeowner looks for places to save money around the home. From using less central air and heat, to turning off lights when leaving a room, there are a number of little things that can add up to greatly impact the overall annual cost of living in your home. One area that some homeowners overlook is bathroom fixtures. Many outdated fixtures aren't energy efficient, and if they're loose or leaking, they're only draining more and more money out of your pocket.
Most people don't think about this because the financial drain happens over time and in small increments. When we run our air conditioning on full blast in the summer, we see an immediate rise in our electric bill. But a small leak or too much water coming out of the faucet only shows small increases over time. This leads most homeowners to think that they just used a little extra water that month, and they completely ignore the fact that their bathroom fixtures need to be updated or repaired.
Plumbers who specialize in Cherry Hill bathroom remodeling will tell you that sink fixtures commonly leak and drip. Many people try to remedy the situation simply by over tightening the faucet handle. This may cause a minor leak to stop, but a leak is a sign of wear and tear on a plumbing fixture. It can be a washer or seal that's causing water to leak or improper installation of the faucet. Whenever you notice a leak that isn't fixed by replacing a seal or washer within the faucet, you should have the fixture inspected.
A bathroom remodeling professional from Filan & Conner of Cherry Hill NJ would be happy to answer any question you have about ceramic tile or whirlpool tubs.
Fixtures contain multiple elements, such as a float valve. A plumber knows all the elements of each of your bathroom fixtures that could be the cause of problems.
Newer sink fixtures that carry the Energy Star rating are tested and advertised as helping homeowners save money. Faucets now have drip free valve technology that prevents them from dripping water and wasting money. Some faucets also have water flow control devices that allow you to control how quickly water leaves the faucet. This is great for families with children, because kids are infamous for turning on a faucet and letting the water run at full flow for minutes on end. By using the control device, water will flow at a slower rate, no matter how high the handle is pulled.
Dual flush toilets are another option if you really want to save money. This new style of toilet uses less water than the traditional single flush toilet. The technology used for dual flush uses less water for liquid waste and more water for solid waster. This reduces the constant adding and dispensing of gallons of water used by single flush toilets.
Another big money siphon is the shower and bathtub. There are now water flow controlled shower heads that reduce the amount of water let out during a shower. There are also shower heads that allow you to turn the water on and off while you shower by simply pushing a button. Some people dislike the lack of pressure caused by the water flow control, but the amount of annual water and energy savings often outweighs the inconvenience of low water pressure and today's models provide better flow perception than past models.