Inspect your home thoroughly and check if there are any kind of plumbing defects. Plumbing problems such as leaks from plumbing pipes and connection of fixtures, dripping faucets, toilet leaks, and hidden water leaks can result in unnecessary waste of hot water. Solve these problems by repairing or replacing the plumbing pipes and fixtures in order to conserve hot water.
Install Low-Flow Fixtures
A showerhead can provide 6 gallons of hot water per minute at an average, whereas a kitchen or bathroom faucets can provide 2-3 gallons of hot water per minute. In order to cut down the hot water usage, you can install low-flow faucets and showerheads in your home. These faucets and showerheads consume less water and save large quantities of water used every time you turn on your faucet or shower.
Use Hot Water Only When Necessary
Most of the times, there are certain tasks for which you can use cold water instead of hot water. Avoid using hot water for each purpose unless absolutely necessary. For example, you can use cold water in dishwashers and washing machine instead of hot water. Even cold water can clean your dishes and clothes effectively.
Take Shorter Showers
Although enjoying every moment spent under your shower may seem to be enjoyable, it can result in a lot of water wastage. One way to cut down your hot water usage is taking shorter showers. Limit your time under the shower and save about 20-30 gallons of hot water every day. You can also turn off the shower after soaping to save more hot water.
Consider installing a tankless water heater to conserve hot water as well as lower your energy usage. Tankless water heaters provide hot water only when needed and don’t consume energy to keep water hot all the time. Get in touch with Hot Water Tanks Edmonton for tankless water tank installation.