Sometimes, it makes sense as a home owner to spend a bit of money upfront to save yourself money in the long run.

Plumbing is a perfect example of an area of the home where a little extra money upfront will save you money in the long run…

From your water bill to your energy bill, even plumbing repairs and future plumbing issues can be avoided with a little extra spent upfront.

Here’s what I mean:

Technology in Plumbing

Tankless water heaters

Tankless water heater systems have been around for many years, yet a lot of homeowners don’t know they exist.  They are up to 50 percent more energy-efficient, so the higher cost can be recouped over the life of the system. Tankless models may be more susceptible to scale buildup, so annual servicing is recommended.

High-Efficiency Toilets

Toilets are often where all of your water bill goes. Toilets are often the source of the most water use (and water wasting) within a home, accounting for nearly 30 percent of an average home’s indoor water consumption. If you have a toilet(s) that uses more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush (gpf)—as do almost all toilets installed before 1994—replace it with a high-efficiency toilet and save hundreds per year on your water bill…

Not to mention it’s much better for the environment.


Showering accounts for up to 20 percent of the average household’s indoor water use. You can cut your shower water use by as much as 70 percent by switching to an ultra-low-flow showerhead, which is easy to do. And unlike days of yore, many of today’s models of high-efficiency showerheads will give you a good strong shower stream.

If you’re interested in saving money, talk to C. Slany Plumbing about energy-efficient, water-saving, money-saving plumbing fixes.