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- By James Wisler
We might not always realize how much our plumbing systems actually affect our daily lives. Annoying plumbing problems that people eventually get used to can be fixed by one of the qualified professionals at Wisler Plumbing. In fact, we’d even consider this a life enhancement.
One of the most common complaints we hear is how long it takes for the water to get hot after turning on the faucet. Sometimes, people get used to waiting several minutes before the water becomes warm enough for a shower. We have a solution for that, which is called hot water recirculation. This can enhance your life by saving time and preventing annoyance—as soon as you turn on the faucet, hot water is immediately ready.
Hot water recirculation can even save quite a bit of money in the long run. Most people don’t realize how much water is being wasted by running down the drain, unused. For homes that pay a water bill, this can be a large savings over each year. (Not to mention the water that is conserved, which is good for the environment.) Removing this annoyance from someone’s daily life regularly results in a 10 to 15 percent reduction in water usage. If we could put money in the bank and see a 10 to 15 percent return on investment, I think we would all take advantage of that opportunity.
Most people are already aware of the benefits of a tankless water heater. They give people peace of mind knowing that the main water valve will be shut off in the case of a water leak. Homeowners that install tankless water heaters don’t have to be worried about damage that could be caused while they are away. Since most people stick to regular schedules, hot water can be shut off during the time they are out of the house, which ends up saving money.
High water pressure in the home means that more water comes out of the faucet. In most cases, you don’t need that much pressure to be satisfied with the water output. Therefore, reducing the water pressure in your home can reduce total water usage, saving money on the water bill while at the same time helping with conservation. By placing a simple device in the main water line entering the home, we can reduce excessive pressure (sometimes upwards of 100 PSI) all the way down to an ideal 50 to 60 PSI.
Another way our daily lives can be enhanced is with the availability of high quality drinking water. Most people are conscious of having fresh tasting water, and this is often achieved by buying bottled water. Instead of going through the hassle of buying it at the store (especially in large containers) and keeping it stored and cool, we can install a reverse osmosis drinking water filtration system. Great quality drinking water can be available right from your sink or refrigerator door. At the same time, this is another way to maximize your investment in the long run.
If you’d like to learn more about the options we have at Wisler Plumbing to make your daily life a little bit better, find out more by giving us a call at (540) 352-4262 or contact us here.