Ways to Save On Plumbing Costs In The New Year

A pair of hands replacing a shower head

With the new year right around the corner, it’s easy to get caught up in all the new goals and resolutions you want to set for yourself. A great new habit of setting yourself up for success in the new year is identifying places where you can save money, namely on plumbing and water bills! In this blog, we’ll discuss some tips, steps, and habits that you can use to help you save some money in the new year.

Replacing Your Showerhead

Installing a new showerhead can help you save money by reducing the likelihood of clogs and leaks in your shower. It can also improve your water pressure for an overall better shower experience. If you opt for a low-flow shower head, you’ll also most likely see a drop in your water bill, because you’ll be using less water.

Taking Shorter Showers

Every time you take a shower, it’s tempting to stay in hot water forever. The average shower length in the United States is eight minutes. By shaving off one minute of your shower, you could see savings of about $100 annually. It also helps the environment by saving up to sixty gallons of water a month.

Using the Dishwasher

Did you know that you waste more water on average when hand washing dishes than using your dishwasher? It’s true! Dishwashers are a great way to save on water, energy, and time when cleaning. Dishwashers are able to use hotter water to clean your dishes more efficiently and effectively. On average, if you use your dishwasher, you’ll see about $450 in savings annually.

Don’t Ignore Plumbing Issues

The easiest way to make a plumbing situation worse is to ignore the issue and let it worsen. At the first sign of a plumbing problem, it’s important to contact a professional plumber to ensure the problem is taken care of and won’t come back or worsen. If you ignore the problem, it could lead to more time being wasted and money being spent.

Professional Plumbers in Knoxville

At The Plumbing Authority we proudly serve the Knoxville and Sevierville area in Tennessee. Our team of licensed plumbers can handle any residential or commercial plumbing issue you’re facing. From a clogged drain to a full bathroom remodel, our team is the one to call.

For all of your plumbing needs and questions contact The Plumbing Authority at (865) 238-2280!