Sometimes you may notice that your water bill goes up a little bit after a month of heavy usage, but anytime you notice your water bill go up when your usage hasn’t, you may have a water leak that needs to be checked out. An average family of four uses about 216,000 gallons of water annually, but on average, 10,000 gallons of water per home per year is wasted due to leaks.

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“Replace water heater.”

Those three words on a notepad can send chills down the spine of virtually anyone who has dealt with a water heater failure, especially if you’ve ever had one rupture and send 50 to 60 gallons of water cascading across your living room carpet. It can make a strong man break down in tears and send the dog running to live with the neighbors. Hopefully, you’ve not had that experience, but if your water heater is on its last legs, you might consider the benefits of converting to a point of use water heater, also known as a tankless water heater.

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Today’s economic times are putting a squeeze on everyone, and as a homeowner, it’s important to find ways to tighten your belt. Some expenses might stay pretty constant, but when it comes to utilities, making a few small changes can often make a significant difference on your monthly bill.

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