I have heard, over the years, when talking to people about home improvements or making their homes healthy by saving money that they need a larger hot water tank. Well, I am going to address it real easily in this article.
The answer to that is – No you do not need a larger hot water tank. If you are running out of hot water and only 2 people have taken a shower, then there is a problem. One reason is that one or both of the people have taken an extremely long shower or the shower head that is in the home is dumping out too much water.
A simple solution to both of the above reasons is to visit your nearest hardware store or visit Healthy Homes of Rochester’s products page and select a high efficiency, low flow shower head. It is a simple replacement and not expensive. I think you can get one for under ten dollars.
I know plenty of you will say that they do not give off enough water to take a shower. I am telling you that they do give off enough water and at the same time conserve a bunch of your water. Replacing the shower head with a low flow, high efficiency shower head will reduce the cost of your water bill and the cost to heat the hot water at the same time. Changing the shower head will also cut electric costs if you live in an area where you are on a well. The well pump will not have to turn on as much. What a bargain that is. The shower head will pay for itself within the year.
Most low flow, high efficiency shower heads only dispense 1.5 gallons of water per minute. This is compared to the original 2.5 gallons per minute or more depending on the style.
I think this is a great place to start when going green and saving money.
Thanks for reading.