Households tend to use their plumbing system more aggressively during the summer. This is no surprise given the heat wave and the kids’ being out of school. With higher use comes summer plumbing maintenance on the homeowner’s end.
Some people shower twice or even three times a day during summer. Consider replacing the showerheads with Energy Star water-saving models.
On the subject of bathing, stick to cold showers. Some people are addicted to warm showers even in the summer. Make a habit of using cold water. This gives the heater a break. Plus, cold showers keep you cool by lowering your body temperature. Continue Reading →