Even if you have a small family and a modest home, there are definitely times when you expect a drum roll when you open your utility bills. We all enjoy central heating and air when Mother Nature does her worst, and bathroom plumbing certainly beats the days of the outhouse in the backyard, but if you’ve ever wanted relief from skyrocketing utility costs, you’re not alone!

Our team at Ray Lusk Plumbing is proud to be Arkansas’ leading provider of emergency plumbing services, leak detection, rooter service, and water heater and toilet installation, and we take pride in the fact that we have been in continuous operation since 1980. We’re a phone call or mouse click away when you want to schedule an in-home consultation, and we’ll be happy to make specific recommendations on ways to improve your household energy and water efficiency. Here are a few of the most popular solutions:

Install Faucet Aerators and low-flow toilets-One of the easiest ways to save money is to use less water, but this doesn’t mean that you have to take shorter showers. Many consumers have made a small investment in faucet aerators that use less water and increase pressure, and if they do notice the difference, they’re pleasantly surprised. And today’s toilets are engineered to use much less water per flush, saving you money with each use.

Upgrade your water heater-Newer models of conventional water heaters have more insulation, and require less energy to keep the stored water hot. On Demand (Tankless) Water heaters are also becoming increasingly popular, and they can lower your energy costs by heating up water only when needed. They do cost more than conventional heaters, but have almost double the operational lifespan. And the good news is that Centerpoint Energy customers can qualify for a $500 mail-in rebate for making the upgrade.

Detect and repair leaks-Whether it’s a dripping faucet, a toilet that never seems to stop running, or a water leak under your slab foundation that you don’t know about, leaks can cost you a small fortune over time. We specialize in leak detection, and if you see a sudden increase in your water bill, be sure to give us a call!

If you have any questions, or want to schedule a service appointment, contact us online, or at 501-664-0940 in central Arkansas or 479-287-0420 in northwest Arkansas.