Your house’s plumbing system is a key component for a smoothly operating home. By implementing plumbing upgrades, your home will feel more luxurious and inviting for family, friends, and neighbors. Here are five home plumbing improvements you can make for 2023 to help reduce your home’s water demand, increase your home’s value, and help you save on monthly utility bills.
Upgrade Bathroom Sinks and Faucets
There are numerous options available for upgrading your bathroom faucets and sinks. Updating the sink style with a larger basin and modernized faucets and handles will immediately improve the visual appeal of your bathroom. Installing water-efficient plumbing fixtures will lower your monthly utility bills and help reduce your water demand if future residential drought restrictions are implemented in Arizona.
Insulating home pipes is a quick and relatively inexpensive upgrade that can save on energy costs and maintenance. Pipes with insufficient insulation increase the risk of burst pipes due to freezing weather or extreme heat and may result in utility bills rising due to energy loss.
Install Low-Flow Toilets
According to the EPA, toilets account for almost 30% of water use in the average house. The EPA estimates that you’ll save up to $110 per year on your water bills with the addition of low-flow WaterSense labeled toilets. They’ll last up to 30 years before needing replacement and they’re 20 percent more water efficient than non-rated products.
Install a New Showerhead
Installing water-saving showerheads can also make a big difference. Standard showerheads use 2.5 gallons of water (gpm) per minute and WaterSense labeled showerheads use no more than 2 gpm. The EPA estimates if every home in the U.S. replaced existing showerheads with WaterSense labeled products, more than 260 billion gallons of water would be saved. Depending on the water fixtures for your home, APS Marketplace and SRP Marketplace may offer instant rebates.
Change to an Efficient Water Heater
New water heaters take up less space, have a longer lifespan, and are more efficient. Adding a tankless water heater by replacing an inefficient model provides your family unlimited hot water to save money over the long term. A great addition to your home plumbing system in 2023. With a 25-year lifespan, it’s one of the most valuable home plumbing upgrades. Your professional plumbers at Cool Blew can help you select the right-size tankless water heater depending on your house’s needs.
Contact Cool Blew
Need reliable and experienced professional plumbing services for your home? Give Cool Blew a call at 623-872-2900. Proudly serving customers Valley Wide since 2002. We make comfortable happen.