JK Mechanical Best Practices: Energy Efficiency in Water Usage

March 20th, 2015 by admin

Part 3: Water Usage

You invested a lot of money into owning your own home, and want to be working towards gaining that money back. Making smart energy decisions will help you get there. Follow some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you save while keeping your home both energy efficient and comfortable for you and your family.

It’s easy to use a lot of water in your family’s household. Each member of your family needs to shower, brush their teeth, do their laundry, wash the dishes, etc. The water that is being used is adding up to more than you realize, but there are some easy ways to reduce the amount of water being used inside your home.


Install a New Shower Head

Installing a new, efficient showerhead can significantly lower the amount of wasted water that is being used during a typical shower.

Tip: This simple act of replacing an old showerhead with a low-flow one can guarantee 25%-60% in water savings

Tip: With one of these efficient heads, one 10 minute shower requires less than a full tub of water.


Read this article for more information on the importance of reducing the use of water in your home to save energy.


Water Heaters

 Water heating is most likely the second largest expense in your home. In order to choose the right water heater for you and your family, you need to fully understand the different types of water heaters and what different sizes will work best depending on the size of your home. You also need to understand the different energy sources for water heaters and figure out what source is the most cost effective and energy efficient.

Tip: Before investing in a new water heater, compare current fuel and energy source prices to past prices and future predictions for a better understanding of each option


Check out this infographic for more information about energy efficiency in water heaters, and choosing the right water heater for your home.

Here at JK Mechanical, we understand that your family comes first, which is why you do everything to keep your home comfortable. We also know the value of keeping expenses down in your home, which is why we can help. To talk to one of our experts about what you can do to make your home more energy efficient call 800-JKM-0028, and read Part 1 and Part 2 of our JK Mechanical Best Practices blogs.




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