Saving Water In Your Home
The uses for water are endless, but our Earth’s supply of freshwater is not, which is why saving water in your home is ever so important in this day and age.
Although the Earth is comprised of 71% water, only 3% is clean and safe enough for human use. The average household uses roughly 450 litres of water per day, amounting to 164,000 litres per year. Using all this water requires the use of a significant amount of energy in order to process it, pump it, heat it, re-pump it, and reprocess it. As our world population grows, the amount of freshwater only decreases. Saving water is important so that this resource which is essential to life is still here for generations to come. Luckily, there are a variety of ways that anyone or any household would be able to lower both their water and energy consumption at home. The following are some rather simple tips on how your home can be saving water and saving energy:
- Instead of leaving the tap running while brushing your teeth — turn it off and you can save six litres of water a minute.
- You can reduce the amount of water used in each flush by placing a cistern displacement device in your toilet. These devices can be obtained through your water provider.
- The simplest way to save water in the shower is to simply take a shorter shower. Alternatively, saving water in the shower can be done by getting an aerated shower head, which uses a combination of air and water. You can also get a regulator, which limits the water flow rate.
- Only use the dishwasher or washing machine when washing full loads. Washing singular or few pieces of clothing or dishes at a time is a waste of water and energy. By removing any unnecessary washing cycles and instead combing the small loads into one full load will greatly reduce your water consumption.
- A dripping tap might seem to be no problem, but in reality in can waste 15 litres per day, which amounts to 5500 litres of wasted water a year. Fixing a dripping tap is easy and will make sure that you’re wasting as little water as possible.
- Attaching a water butt to your drainpipe can collect approximately 5000 litres of water per year. It can be used when cleaning your car or windows and when watering plants.
- A water hose can use 1000 litres of water per hour. Instead of using a hose to water your garden, try to use a water can to reduce all that wasted water.
- Instead of waiting for the tap water to be cold each time you want to fill up a glass of water, fill up a jug of water and leave it in your fridge for future use.
- A great way to know when or if you’re saving water is by installing a water meter. Knowing your home’s exact water consumption will give you a motive to reduce that number and waste less water when it’s unnecessary.
- When purchasing new household appliances, invest in ones that are water and energy efficient. These goods can range from water heaters, taps, toilets, shower heads, dishwashers, washing machine, etc.
Getting rid of your old water heater and upgrading to a brand new high-efficiency water heater unit will do wonders in terms of saving water and energy. Heating water takes up about twenty percent of your home’s energy costs. By upgrading to a new high-efficiency water heater you can be cutting your energy costs by anywhere from 25 to 50 percent. Not only will you be saving energy and water, choosing the right water heater for you can even save you money over time.
DeMark Home Ontario offers electric, gas, and tankless water heater units available for rent in a variety of sizes ranging from 25 to 75 gallons. Natural gas water heaters are more energy efficient and cost less to run than their electric counterpart, but are also more expensive to rent.
Tankless water heaters are the most energy efficient out of the bunch and can be up to 40% more energy efficient than gas or electric water heaters. Tankless water heaters save energy and water by only heating water when it is needed for use instead of storing it.
Our water heater rent to own program is worry free and provides you with peace of mind along with many other benefits, such as:
- 2 months rent Free
- Free installation and removal of your old unit
- No upfront equipment cost
- No hidden charges
- Free upgrade of your venting pipes in order to bring you up to current TSSA code
- Free maintenance program 24/7/365
- Free lifetime service and repairs on all parts
- Transferrable to the next owner if you sell your house
- No extra bills. Rental water heater charges will appear in the “Other Companies” section of your Enbridge Gas Distribution Bill
If you have any remaining questions about saving water in your home or any of your other HVAC needs, DeMark Home Ontario is here to help. We offer service, repair and replacement performed by our team of highly trained and fully licensed technicians. We will be happy to be the solution to your home’s HVAC needs. Call us today at 647-847-2998 or submit your request online and one of our representatives will assistance will be at your service shortly.