Watch that Water!

How much have you thought about the wonderful gift of water?  Did you know that our bodies are 65% water, and the ocean is 97% water?  Water is the Number One need of humanity, and without it we’d quickly perish.  We use water inside the home for bathing/showering and grooming, washing clothes and dishes, flushing the toilet, and generally keeping the place clean. Similarly, we use water outside the house for watering lawns and gardens or using sprinklers, washing cars, and to fill hot tubs and pools. All in all, though most of these uses are justified and necessary, we waste an excessive amount of water by simply not paying attention to efficient use and conservation.

For instance, did you know that the average home wastes 11,461 gallons of water a year?

There are some easy things you can do to conserve water – like taking a shower instead of a bath, turning off the faucet when you’re brushing your teeth, resisting the urge to refill the Jacuzzi every week…  But there are also some things that may be beyond your control.  If you’ve noticed some strange patterns in your water bill, you could have a leak.  Try turning off all water (even the ice maker) for one hour, and checking the before-and-after water meter readings.  If there’s any water usage showing during that hour, you could have a leak.  If you do, often the fix is simple.

Moon Valley Plumbing can stop your money from running down the drain, so give us a ring for a free analysis and some personalized tips on conserving water in your world.

“Water sustains all.
~Thales of Miletus, 600 B.C.

Grundfos Comfort System

The average home wastes 11,461 gallons of water a year. Don’t let 11,461 gallons go down the drain in vain.

The average home wastes over 31 gallons a day and over 11,000 gallons a year waiting for hot water. That’s not just wasted water, that’s wasted money and wasted time. But you don’t have to take it anymore. The Grundfos Comfort System pumps hot water through your existing pipes, so hot water is never wasted and comfortable water is always at hand—in an instant. With Grundfos, you save water from needless waste, you save money on your water bill and you save time waiting for hot water. Saving water and money has never felt so good. Yes, hot water recirculation works. No, it’s not hard work.

The Grundfos Comfort System is really quite simple. Unused hot water is recirculated back to the hot water heater by using the cold water line as the return line. A pump forces  the unused water back into the cold water supply line at a slow and steady pace. So water is neither too cold nor too hot—it’s always just right.

Installation is easy. There’s no return line to install and no electricity required under the sink. Moon Valley Plumbing just installs the pump, a valve and a few accessories. Plus, the system uses less energythan a 25-watt light bulb.

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