For our friends and next-door neighbors in Omaha NE, we wish to pass along 4 water conserving pointers today from Plumbing Repair Omaha. Yes, we understand the water bill is not almost as high of an expense of the rest of ones overall energy costs, however anything one can do to help conserve energy is an advantage we feel!
1. Install Pipe insulation: on both cold and hot pipes in crawlspaces, attic, and garages.
2. Set up water savings flow restrictor shower heads.
Here is a newer type that we recently noticed that has a lot of potential: the Oxijet.
Traditional flow restrictors reduce flow and pressure, whereas Oxijet uses the flow energy to draw air into the water stream, making the water droplets hollow… This expands the volume of the shower stream, meaning you can save the same amount of water, while still enjoying your shower. (read more…)
There is a great video on the above website on how the Oxijet works.
3. Lower the Thermostat on Your Hot Water Heater: An easy way to save energy is to reduce the thermostat on your hot water heater to 120 degrees.
4. Set up Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures: Installing low-flow faucets and fixtures that can considerably lower your water use and costs. The following video shares some ways that the NFL has been using not just water saving means to conserve energy but is working to save on as such energy waste as possible.
Don’t hesitate to call us with any concerns you may have. We also welcome you to read our short article on Green Omaha Plumbing Tips.