Are you interested in tracking water usage in your home? Whether for environmental concerns, budgetary concerns, or a little bit of both, water is used in so many different home applications.
It is a good idea to understand how much water you are consuming.
Household water usage is high, and often we are not aware of just how much water we consume during a day. Monitoring water usage in your home can not only save you money on your water bills and decrease water waste, but you can also detect water leaks and potential significant emergencies.
When you follow water consumption in your household, you are more acutely aware of how your family uses water and will have some insight into how to reduce your usage. You will be tracking water use, such as dishwasher use, showers, washing dishes, and laundry.
You will also be able to monitor water you didn't know was being used, which may be the most important thing of all.
Majewski Plumbing & Smart Homes has put together the benefits of water usage tracking and how to go about it. Our plumbers have chosen the best method to track your water usage, and we will explain which it is and why we chose it.
In the Cape May County area, we have an abundant water supply for our use, unlike other regions of the world and even in North America.
As lucky as we are, most of us are conscious of not being wasteful with our water consumption. When we overuse a resource that wildlife and plants require to exist, we contribute to harming the planet.
Alternatively, wasting water means you are quite literally flushing money down the drain.
According to the EPA, American households use more than 300 gallons of water per day.
When you begin to track your water consumption, you will get a clearer understanding of how much water your household is using.
You can turn this information into a way to save money and help protect the environment.
Another benefit of tracking your water usage is that you will, in conjunction with conserving practices, use less water, which puts less pressure on the plumbing system.
Tracking water will help you:
Unless you have a well, reducing your household water usage will directly reflect your water bill.
Even if you have a well, water consumption should still be a concern to you.
Household water use involves other electricity-using appliances, like a water heater and a well pump.
If you start to reduce the amount of water your household consumes during a month, not only will you save on your water bill, you will save on your electricity bill.
If you were to compare your household average water consumption to the national average, where would your household fall?
Regardless of the number, you can probably think of ways of improving the amount of water your household uses.
Can you encourage family members to turn off the tap when brushing their teeth? Do you fill the sink when you are washing dishes? Did you know that if you run your dishwasher after using hot water for other purposes (like dishes), your dishwasher will run more efficiently?
A water monitoring system will show you where your family is using water and start from there.
Even the smallest pledge to use less water can make a significant impact on household water conservation.
One of the consequences of not detecting water leaks early is that the fix can be more expensive over time. When the water monitoring system detects a leak, it sends an alert to an app. Some water monitoring systems even have the capabilities to call for a plumber upon detection.
You may notice a sudden increase in your water bill, and without water tracking, you would assume that your household had used more for a month. However, a slow drip can become a bigger problem without intervention.
You also need to look beyond the pooling water and drips because your lawn hose, toilet tank, and foundation slab are often culprits of undetectable leaks.
Water leak detection will allow you to have a leak quickly repaired before it becomes a catastrophe. Even a small leak can lead to mold and structural issues, so any leak that is detected can potentially save you headaches and a lot of money in the long run.
Suppose you have recently moved into a new home or have not had your plumbing fixtures updated in some time. In that case, you may wish to take this opportunity to make some upgrades: a low-flow toilet, upgraded showerheads, and other upgrades under the EPA-led WaterSense program.
WaterSense labeled products can significantly change your household water usage but about 20 percent.
A water tracking device may signify older, leaking plumbing fixtures or rusted and crumbling pipes requiring replacement. By simply changing out your outdated fixtures, you will have decreased your utility bills and possibly save the cost of major repairs down the road and lower water bills.
A water monitoring system is a device that keeps an eye on your plumbing and water usage.
The plumbers at Majewski Plumbing & Smart Homes recommend the Flo by Moen.
Flo is an ingenious smart system that directly delivers data from the monitoring system to an app on your phone, tablet, and computer. Flo by Moen can detect micro-leaks and other weaknesses in your home's water supply and gives you a choice to shut your water off remotely. Flo also offers the option to dispatch a plumber to the location.
With early detection from Flo by Moen, you can avoid costly repairs. Flo monitors water flow changes, temperature, and pressure and can detect the smallest change in water pressure, which often signifies a leak in your walls.
Flo has The Smart Water Shutoff that runs an automatic daily test on the plumbing system with their MicroLeak™ technology to ensure there is no plumbing issue triggered by a change of pressure or any leak detected. Flo is installed on your main water line to watch the total consumption for the home.
We all wish for a maintenance-free home. If a smart device can prevent water damage and prevent costly plumbing emergencies, it is worth the cost to save in the long run. Installing Flo by Moen, you will receive a certificate that you may present to your insurance provider for a possible discount on your home insurance because of the reduced risk of future damage.
The benefits of tracking water consumption are evident. You will reap the rewards of having a reduction in your utility bills and helping to conserve water for the planet.
Majewski Plumbing & Smart Homes can help you protect your home and conserve water by offering a whole-home plumbing solution to help you track your household water usage.
Majewski Plumbing & Smart Homes provides smart home technology for your household. The technology can help detect leaks before becoming a significant repair issue and track your household water consumption to save you money on your utility bills and contribute to water conservation efforts.
Take Away: Once you take control of your water consumption, you become more conscious of your water usage. You lower your consumption, which helps save wear and tear on your plumbing appliances and system. You are more apt to change outdated fixtures in favor of those that are water-saving.
For all of your plumbing or smart home needs, contact Majewski Plumbing & Smart Home.
1275 Bayshore Rd