Nov 14

What is a Jet Pump?

Believe it or not, jet pumps are not associated with the awful New York football team. They are referred to as such because they work similarly to a jet engine in the way they create large amounts of pressure.

Jet pumps are mounted above ground and are non-submersible. They are typically used to draw water from a well through a suction pipe in order to provide potable water or domestic water pressure. Other common applications (though certainly not limited to) include light commercial or residential irrigation and supplying water for sprinkler systems. Jet pumps are typically more popular in warmer climates or areas with high water tables.

Goulds Convertible Jet Pump

Jet pumps come in two variations: deep well and shallow well. The type of jet pump most suitable for your application will be dependent on the depth of your well. Shallow well jet pumps are used to transport water from wells as deep as 25 feet. Deep wells are generally used for depths up to about 200 feet. Deep well jet pumps can move larger volumes of water more quickly and over longer distances than shallow well pumps. Please note that altitude can affect the specific depth to which a pump can draw water from.

Deep well pumps can also be referred to as convertible jet pumps. This means that the pump can be used in either shallow or deep wells. In a shallow well setup, an ejector kit (or jet kit) is built in or attached to the pump. For deep wells, the kit is placed down in the well. This ejector kit helps force water up from the bottom of the well.

Goulds Shallow Well Jet Pump

If you already have a jet pump and you are looking to determine whether it is a deep well or shallow well pump, look at how many pipes are between the pump and the water source. One pipe indicates a shallow well pump while two pipes indicate a deep well pump.

It is important to keep in mind that jet pumps should never run dry. Running a pump dry may significantly and permanently damage the pump. Jet pumps need to be primed first before they are ready to draw water. In order to prime your jet pump, first make sure the electricity to your pump is off. Next remove the priming plug on the wet end of the pump (or the side opposite the motor). Then fill the priming vent with water until it reaches the top of the vent. The idea behind this is to remove all the air from the pump housing. After the pump is primed, your pump is ready to go and you can turn the electricity back on to the pump. If the pump does not pull water within five minutes you may need to re-prime the pump.

Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

Oct 11

3 Signs You Need a New Sewage Pump

Below is a list of a few things you never want to see break down:

  1. The 87’ Volvo you’ve owned since college breaking down during a long road trip.
  2. Your 87 year old grandma breaking it down during the bridge of a popular hip-hop song.
  3. (Most costly of all) Your sewage pump breaking down after your extended family comes over for a 4 course Thanksgiving dinner.

 

Sewage pumps are used to transport waste and solids up to 2 inches in diameter to a public sewer or septic tank. Though sewage pumps typically have a service life that can last 10 or even 30 years depending on circumstances and variables, they are not immune to certain malfunctions without regular maintenance. Below are a few signs and indications that you may need to call your local plumber or look for a replacement sewage pump.

Myers MW Series Sewage Pump

Smells

Perhaps the most obvious (and arguably worst) sign your sewage pump needs replacing would be the-why-does-my-basement-smell-like-my toilet-bowl fragrance suddenly emanating from your basement. This could be an indication that your pump is not emptying the pit or basin after it turns on. Smells could also mean you have a pipe leak in your system. If you or your local plumber can’t find a pipe leak, this could mean your sewage pump is faulty and may need replacing.

Continuously Running

If the pump is running constantly this could be an issue with your float switch. Float switches basically tell your pump when to turn on and when to turn off. When the water within the pit or basin reaches a certain height, it moves the float switch which in turn activates the pump. If the float switch is tethered, make sure the switch can properly hang straight down and is not encumbered or stuck. Constantly running can lead to a pump burning itself out or significantly shortening its service life.

Fluid not being pumped

If your pump is running but the basin is not emptying of wastewater, it could mean that your pump is clogged or not drawing enough power to create the suction necessary to pump. This could also be a symptom of your pump being overheated and shutting off from thermal overload. Be sure to monitor your pump and to minimize any toilet flushing to ensure that no wastewater floods over your basin or pit. Please note, that if there are a few inches of water in the bottom of the pit at any given time, this is normal and nothing to worry over.

Liberty LE40 Series Sewage Pump

Remember that taking care of your sewage pump will mean your sewage pump taking care of you. Pump repairs can be costly and it may be more cost effective just to purchase a replacement. Fret not because if you’re reading this, you’re in the right place. PumpProducts.com carries a wide variety of sewage pumps from the most reliable brands in the industry like Goulds, Zoeller, and Myers among others. We also offer some of the lowest prices on the web. Call our application engineers and they can help size you out the right pump for your application. This means next Thanksgiving you can eat comfortably, knowing your reliable sewage pump is doing the dirty work so you don’t have to.

Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

Oct 11

3 Common Grinder Pump Problems

Grinder pumps are not just for making cool videos of cutting up rubber chickens. Grinder pumps are used in applications that require large solids to be sheared into a fine slurry, which is then pumped into a sewage system. Think sort of like a blender, but not the kind made for smoothies. Grinding solids down also allows grinder pumps to be suitable for applications which require higher heads. Grinder pumps however, like all pumps, are not immune to their environment and require care and maintenance (if Inspector Pumphead has one thing he wants people to know, it’s that pumps need a little TLC every now and then too). Problems with your grinder pump can lead to other serious problems like sewage backup so making sure your grinder pump is in tip-top shape will save you headaches and repair costs down the road. Below are some common issues grinder pump owners can experience and some solutions.

ABS Piranha 09W

Clogs

There are some things that shouldn’t be flushed down a toilet or poured down a drain. Materials such as kitty litter, paint, disposable napkins, and oil should all stay far away from your pipes. Substances such as these can build-up and become debris which in turn will restrict the flow of a grinder pump. Clogs can lead to more serious problems, like sewage being leaked onto your lawn (no one wants to mow that grass). A common fix to prevent blockages is to wash the pump periodically using a standard garden hose.

Clotting

If your pump is making a strange, whirring noise when it’s activated, this could be a sign of clotting. Clotting occurs after larger pieces of debris get caught and stick to the inner workings of the pump. This debris accumulates over time and can expand within the pump. Clotting can lead to a pump operating more slowly or even turning on more frequently. If your grinder is suffering from clotting, the best option is to call your local plumber and have the pump cleaned out.

Freezing

If you live in warmer climates, grinders can be buried a few feet underground without a second thought. However if you live in a colder climate, it is important to know what your frost line is. Frost line (sometimes referred to as frost level or frost depth) is the maximum depth below the soil that does not freeze in the winter. Wastewater traveling through a grinder that is not buried deep enough can freeze and seriously damage the inner workings of the pump. It is also important to keep in mind the depth at which your pipes are buried when it comes to frost line as frozen pipes can be just as much of a headache.

Goulds RGS2012

If your pump is continually giving you issues or needs constant repairs, the best solution is to visit or call PumpProducts.com. Luckily PumpProducts.com carries grinder pumps for a variety of applications from the most trusted brands in the industry. Give our experts a call and they can help you select a brand-spankin-new pump that will work in your system so your pump can get to grinding wastewater instead of grinding your gears (bad joke alert, I know, but I couldn’t help myself).

Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

Sep 12

Should I Turn My Pond Pump Off for the Winter?

Nothing quite beats sitting by a backyard pond, sipping a drink, surrounded by the sounds of cascading water from a miniature waterfall and fish slapping their tails against a gentle tide. All good things must come to an end however. As time rolls on, leaves start to carpet the ground and a chill begins to permeate the air. As someone from that show about zombies and dragons would say, winter is coming. It’s that time again; time to start thinking about maintenance to your pond pump.

Should I turn my pond pump off for the winter?

Whether you leave your pump powered on or off in the winter depends on two factors: climate and aquatic life. If you live in a climate that does not experience below freezing temperatures, you can safely leave the pump running throughout winter without any issues.

However if you live in colder climates, you may want to keep the pump off during the winter. When pond water freezes, it could freeze the pump as well and cause irrevocable damage, in which case you’ll need to purchase a replacement. The freezing point for water is 32 degrees Fahrenheit. If you have no aquatic life in your pond, it is safer to have the pump off when temperatures fall below freezing so you can avoid damage to the pump. You may even want to empty your pond of water as this can prevent damage from ice buildup. Ice expands over time and may damage your pond’s lining.

The primary job of a pond pump is to circulate the water of a pond. If you have aquatic life in your pond (such as fish, frogs, or turtles), the water needs to be warm enough for them. Water that is circulating takes longer to freeze than still water and pumps aid in keeping the water warm enough to sustain life. If you live in a cold climate, it’s also a good idea to have a pond heater. A pond heater can open a “breathing hole” in the ice, or a place for harmful toxins to escape.

Little Giant 566721

PumpProducts.com sells pond pumps from Little Giant at some of the lowest prices available on the web. Little Giant offers some of the most dependable models on the market. No matter which model of pond pump you own though, the best place to check on the specific maintenance and operating conditions of your pump is in the pump’s manual. Some pond pump models are better suited for colder climates than others. If you store your pump away for the winter, you may want to keep it submerged in a bucket of water (in a place that will not allow the water to freeze) in order to keep the seals lubricated.

Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

Sep 06

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Pump

For the last 10 years, your sump pump has been steadily working and soldiering on in your basement. But the day has finally come. It’s outlasted your kid graduating high school and your pet goldfish but at last, Father Time has taken his toll. As sad as this may be (even more sad than that scene in the Lion King), there’s a silver lining to all this. It’s time for a shiny new pump to come in and take over.

Here at PumpProducts.com, we hear this sad tale every day but that’s why we have experts standing by, ready to help you pick out a suitable replacement. Selecting the right replacement pump can truly be a daunting task. Numerous classifications and scores of different models all built to different specifications and applications can leave some people overwhelmed. That’s why our experts are here to help. Below you will find five general things to know before you pick out a new pump including some questions our experts might even ask.

Taco Circulator Pump

What Are You Pumping?

The first and perhaps most obvious thing to keep in mind when selecting a new pump is of course knowing what you need to pump. Having a pump that is not suited for a certain type of fluid can lead to corrosion or unnecessary wear and tear. There are pumps designed to pump all sorts of materials including oil and chemicals while others can only pump water. Some pumps can also handle solids such as slurry and waste while others are designed to only handle liquid. Knowing if you require a pump that is designed to handle certain fluids and solids is essential.

Where Are You Pumping?

This may also seem obvious at first but knowing where you’re pumping is also important. If you need a transfer pump to move water from your pool cover, you need a compact and mobile pump that has a garden hose adapter (like the Liberty 331). The location of your application and pump accessory requirements may be a factor in determining what pump you need. Some pumps are submersible, meaning they can operate submerged in water, while others can be irrevocably damaged if water gets into motor components. If a pump is going to be stationary, you may even need to purchase a basin. A pump’s surroundings can help determine how long its service life lasts. Also make sure the power cord on your pump is a suitable length for your application.

Flow Rate

Understanding flow rate can perhaps be the single most important factor when selecting the right pump for your application. Flow rate is the rate you want to transfer fluid at and basically determines the overall effectiveness of a pump. Flow rate is generally measured in gallons per minute (GPM). A larger flow rate means a larger pump size is needed.

Inlet Size

Pump inlet sizes can vary but are typically between 1 to 6 inches. Centrifugal pumps work by sucking water in through an inlet and discharging the water through an outlet valve. Larger inlet sizes allow for larger amounts of water to be pumped out faster.

Head & Pressure

Head refers to the longest distance in terms of height a pump is able to pump water before gravity takes over. If you try to pump water higher than a pump’s maximum head, the flow rate will be zero. It can be beneficial to select a pump that has a maximum head greater than the head needed for your application.

Berkeley Centrifugal Pump

Selecting a pump can be challenging. If you have any doubts of this, just check out our extensive pump catalog and scroll through the myriad of pumps we offer. If you need any help, give our experts a call and let them do the work for you!

Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

Aug 30

How to Locate and Close the Main Water Shut Off Valve

What would pumps be without water? Whether it’s circulator pump like the Grundfos 59896879 or a sewage pump like the Goulds 1DM51C0NA, without water these pumps become decorative art pieces. However sometimes it becomes necessary in case of an emergency to turn your water off and prevent damage to your pump.

A pump hooked into your system may have an isolation valve installed. Isolation valves allow you to cut off water to that specific pump without turning the water off to your entire system. Isolation valves prevent any leakage and can act as a sort of damage control. They are usually located somewhere near your pump.

However there are cases where you may want to cut off water to your entire system. Homes hooked up to a city water supply feature what is referred to as a main shut off valve. There are a few things that you should absolutely know exactly where they are located in your home in case of an emergency. Things like mini bottles of hot sauce, deodorant, chocolate, and of course (perhaps most importantly of all) where the main water shutoff valve is.

The main shutoff valve allows water to flow through your house when it’s open and cuts off the water supply to your entire house when it’s closed. If a pipe in your home leaks or bursts, it is essential to know where your main shut off valve is located instead of spending crucial time looking for it during an emergency. Turning your water off during an emergency can save you not only future headaches, but repair costs as well.

Though the location can vary, shut off valves tend to be located outside homes that reside in warmer climates and commonly reside inside homes in colder climates. Valves located outside are usually near the water meter or can even be located near a garden hose. For valves located inside a home, they are most likely in a basement (near the water meter and other utilities) or in a crawl space.

Shut off valves are typically found in two different styles:  gate valve or ball valve designs. Gate valves are more common in older homes. This design has a wheel that can be turned. To cut the water off, turn the wheel clockwise until it can’t be turned any further. If a gate valve has not been turned for a number of years however, it can give resistance and become difficult to turn. You can use a wrench in this case to help turn the valve. If the valve is difficult to turn even with a wrench, your gate valve may require stem repair.

Gate Valve

Ball valves are typically found in newer homes. This valve has a flat handle and is an especially dependable design. The valve is open when the handle is aligned with the pipe. To close the pipe, turn the handle counter clockwise for a quarter of a turn so that the lever is at a right angle to the pipe. This will cut the water off.

Ball Valve

After closing the valve, you should open the highest and lowest faucets in the home. This will allow the standing water in the plumbing to drain. Once the pipes are empty of water, they can be worked on without water spilling into your home.

It’s never a bad thing to be prepared for emergencies. Knowing how to shut off your water may help to prolong the service life of not only your pumps, but other plumbing systems in your home as well.

Pump Products application engineers are standing by to help you find the right pump, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

 

Aug 22

5 Signs it’s Time to get a New Well Pump

Next time Lassie comes into the house, tail wagging and barking into the air to tell you Billy is trapped in the well again, make sure to tell Lassie to ask Billy to look at your well pump and see if it needs any maintenance.

Well pumps are used to extract water from wells. Most well pumps are submersible and have the crucial responsibility of making sure homes have a water supply. So it goes without saying that an efficient and properly running well pump is of the upmost importance.

Whether you own a shallow well, deep well, or a jet-driven pump, no pump is immune to Father Time so they will eventually need replacing. Though the average well pump lasts 3-5 years, there are several variables that can influence how long your pump lasts. Of course, regular maintenance and upkeep on your pump ensures a longer service life. Below are some signs that it just might be time for a shiny new well pump:

Berkeley-B15P4JP05231 Submersible Well Pump

Odd Noises

Loud grinding, groaning, or churning noises could mean your pump is wearing from the inside out. This could be an indication of several issues including damaged impellers or bearings. The sound your pump makes could be the first sign that it’s time for a replacement.

Discolored Water

If the water coming out of your faucets is cloudy or discolored, this could mean your pump is rusted. The most important thing to realize is that this is not safe to drink, shower in, or use for laundry. If the water is a cloudy white or yellow, this could be organic particle buildup in your well and the system needs to be flushed out. Other materials such as iron, manganese, and sediment can find their way into your system. These build ups can be common after a large storm. If your pump becomes rusted or you are continuing to get discolored water after cleaning your system, it’s probably time for a new pump.

Constantly Running Water                          

If your pump is running constantly, this could be a sign of internal damage to the pump. It can also be a sign of a leak in your system or an issue with the pressure tank. Internal damage will lead to your pump running inefficiently. When a component such as the pump’s impeller, bearings, or seal becomes damaged, the pump is unable to reach its cut off pressure. If left running constantly long enough, a pump can wear itself out.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure could be the result of many factors including scaling in your pipes, a stuck check valve, or a broken pipe. Pumps also lose efficiency as they get older. Ordering a replacement pump can end up saving money in the long run.

Expensive Energy Bill

If your energy bill is abnormally high it might just be because of your pump. Older pumps need to use more energy to operate efficiently. Pumps are kind of like people.  They need to use more energy if they need to work harder. If substances such as sand or bacteria are clogging a system, the pump will need to draw more energy. Once again, buying a new pump now may save money over the long run.

Zoeller Model NE460 Shallow Well Jet Pump

Anything that puts strain on a well pump can be a factor in shortening its service life. Power outages, water sediment, being overworked, or a lack of regular maintenance all lead to pumps needing to be replaced. However if you do need a new well pump (May I suggest the Myers MVPH-100 or the Goulds Model 5HS) PumpProducts.com has experts standing by, ready to answer your questions and make sure you pick the right pump for your application.

PumpProducts.com sales specialists are standing by to help you find the right pump or part, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

Aug 22

Know Your Pump Repair Parts: Impellers

It’s time for another exciting edition of Inspector Pumphead’s: Know Your Repair Parts Series. The star of this episode is perhaps the very component which defines what it means to be a centrifugal pump: impellers.

But Inspector Pumphead, I thought all impellers were the same? There are different types of impellers?? That’s crazy talk!

Actually, there are a few different types of impeller classifications and below I will detail some of the designs behind one of the Inspector’s favorite pump parts. Having the right style of impeller is extremely important in making sure your pump is suited for the application you need it for. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some basic impeller designs.

Open Impeller

Open impellers don’t have walls closing off the vanes of the impeller and are mounted directly onto a shaft. This impeller design is typically used on smaller, less powerful pumps. The vanes of open impellers are slightly thicker out of necessity and are attached from a central hub. This style of impeller tends to be weaker and less efficient than either closed or semi-closed impeller types and experiences more wear over time than its counterparts because of the open design. However open impellers are generally faster and easier to inspect for damage since all the parts are visible. They are able to handle suspended solids as well.

Semi-Open Impeller

Semi-open impellers (or sometimes referred to as semi-closed depending on if you see the glass as half full or half empty) are usually used in applications that require solids handling and are particularly useful when viscous liquids are involved in the pumping. The impeller’s vanes are attached to a single plate while the opposite side of the plate faces the interior of the pump housing. An added benefit of this design includes the ability to avoid the clogs that closed impellers sometime experience. The ability to pass solids makes this type of impeller particularly useful.

Closed Impeller

Closed impellers are referred to as such because of the vanes being sandwiched between a front and back wall. This design of the impeller features added strength from its closed design and are usually used in larger pumps. Closed impellers are typically used in applications without solids.

When it comes to selecting the right impeller type for your application, you want to select an impeller that guarantees high efficiency but you also want a reliable impeller that requires as little maintenance as possible.

If you’re not sure what type of impeller you need, don’t worry, you’re in luck!  You can always give Inspector Pumphead a call and I’ll make sure you get the best impeller and pump that’s suited for your application. Or if I‘m not around (the Inspector has a busy schedule), you can call a PumpProducts.com application engineer who I have personally trained. They’re experts in all manners of pumping applications and will help you find the right pump or part.

PumpProducts.com sales specialists are standing by to help you find the right pump or part, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

Aug 15

How to Prime a Transfer Pump

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a morning person. It takes every amount of energy just to roll out of bed, take 30 seconds to brush my teeth, and throw a waffle in the toaster. But then I have my first coffee of the day and everything changes. The birds start chirping and the sun peeks from behind the clouds.  Things are good and I am ready to go.

Pumps are similar. They need to be primed before they’re ready to operate. When it comes to pumps, priming basically means the pump casing must be filled with liquid before the pump can operate.  Many non-submersible pumps are self priming although some models require a manual prime.  However, if your self-priming pump is on and water hasn’t flowed within five minutes, you may need to prime the pump manually). It is always a good idea to refer to your specific pump’s manual as different pumps and systems may require different methods of priming. For this example however, we’ll take a look at how to correctly prime a Liberty 331 transfer pump.

Liberty 331 Transfer Pump

The first step in priming your Liberty 331 is to make sure the power to the pump is off. It is important to note that you should never ever run your pump dry. If you turn on a pump that has not been primed you risk permanently damaging the pump and motor.

Remove the prime plug that sits atop the inlet. The amount of water needed to prime a pump differs depending on the pump’s size but the Liberty 331 requires approximately 2 cups. Please note that the water used to prime a pump should be clean water in order to avoid any debris or solids. After adding water, hand tighten the prime plug back in place.

Next, connect the inlet and discharge hoses to the pump. The Liberty 331 features standard garden hose connections so your average garden hose can be used. Put the hose connecting to the inlet into your water source and the end of the discharge line to where you want to pump the water. Make sure the connections are tight and air-sealed. Even a pinhole leak may prevent the pump from priming as the air flow restricts the pump from pulling in water. It is also important to make sure the inlet hose is not damaged or obstructed by debris. Luckily the Liberty 331 includes a plastic hose strainer to filter debris just in case.

After the hoses are securely attached, plug the power cord into an electrical outlet. Turn the power to the pump on. The amount of time it takes your pump to prime depends on the suction length and height. For example, a maximum vertical suction lift of 15 feet through a standard garden hose could take up to 2 minutes to prime. A check valve installed near the bottom of the suction hose is recommended for suction lifts of more than 10 feet as it reduces the amount of time required to draw water.

After waiting a few minutes your pump should be pushing water from the discharge line. This means your pump is primed and ready to go.

PumpProducts.com sales specialists are standing by to help you find the right pump or part, as well as to provide price quotes, stocking availability and shipping information. Call our toll free number 1-800-429-0800 to speak to an expert today.

Jun 29

6 Ways to Save Money on Utilities

I don’t know about you but I love spending money and always get really excited when I get my latest utility bill. That might not be a serious statement but what is serious is saving money. Saving money on utilities can help you save up for the stuff you really need, like the complete DVD box set of an obscure 80’s show, or a talking fish that hangs on your wall. Below are a few tips that will save you money so you can hear the sweet songs of that fish in no time.

Pack the Dishwasher

A good way to start saving money on utilities is to get the most out of your appliances. Never run a dish washer with anything less than a full load. Try hand washing large pots, pans, and dishes as well. These take up a considerable amount of space in dishwashers and if you have more space available, you won’t have to run the dishwasher as often. You can let your dish washer do the heavy lifting as well by skipping any pre-rinsing. By doing this alone you can save up to $70 a year. Air drying your plates and utensils can also be just as beneficial.

Thermostats

By adjusting your thermostat just 1 degree, you can save up to 3% on your utility bill. Lowering your AC while you’re away and raising it again once you get home can be a good routine to develop. Conversely, this works for heat as well during the winter months. Programmable thermostats can also make a significant difference. They pay for themselves over time as they can save you up to 10% of your bill.

Conserve Water

Conserving water may mean altering some common habits. For instance, make sure the water isn’t running while brushing your teeth or shaving. I love long showers as much as the next person, but they can definitely show up on your next utility bill.  However, while a typical shower can take up to 7.55 gallons of water, a bath generally uses about 20. When it comes to watering your lawn, make sure to not over water. If you have a sprinkler system, make sure it doesn’t turn on more than it needs to.  Also, try watering your lawn in the morning, before the sunniest and hottest hours of the day so water doesn’t evaporate as quickly.

Insulation

Poor quality or no insulation at all can make your home colder in the winter and warmer in the summer. Proper insulation is especially important in your attic. If you have an older water heater, insulating it can prevent heat loss by 25-45%. This means your water will be heated with much greater efficiency. Adding draft door stoppers, (cylinder looking objects that stretch along the bottom of your door), can help keep heat in the rooms and help regulate the temperature as well. If you don’t have any draft stoppers, towels can work just as well.

Ceiling Fans

Not only are ceiling fans cheaper to run, they cool rooms during the summer and circulate warm air in the winter. Many people wouldn’t consider turning their fan on in the winter, however, they can be quite helpful. Some fans are capable of running clockwise and counter-clockwise as well. By spinning clockwise in the winter months, the fans pulls air up into the room, rather than blowing air down on you.

All these tips are useful to know!  Even by just doing a few of them, they can keep more money in your wallet and maybe another singing fish for your wall!

Pumps!

And last but certainly not least, nothing is more satisfying than saving money on pumps! You can save money right off the bat by finding the pump you need on PumpProducts.com. We carry the most trustworthy pumps at some of the lowest prices in the industry. Or if you have a well pump and want to save money, make sure you have the right well tank for your pump. A bigger well tank, such as the Amtrol WX302, would prevent your well pump from turning on as frequently. This will save you energy and money on your next utility bill.

With all these tips you’ll have that singing fish on your wall in no time!

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