Eco-Friendly Plumbing

Why go with Eco-friendly plumbing?
Water on this earth is becoming an increasingly more valuable resource. The process of collecting, distributing, and cleaning water has driven costs up. Here are five ways you can make changes in your plumbing system to become more eco-friendly in your home.

1. Tankless Water Heaters – Heating water accounts for up to 30 percent of the average home’s energy budget. You can cut back on those costs by installing an efficient tankless water heater. With tankless water heaters, you can maintain a constant supply of hot water while saving space in your mechanical room. Shower, wash dishes, and do laundry at the same time without running out of hot water.

2. Pipe Insulation – Where ever your water heater is located in your home, more than likely it is providing hot water a long distance to your faucets. The further the water travels, the more heat that is lost. Properly insulating pipes can maintain the temperature of the water being supplied thus reducing the amount of energy your water heater uses.

3. Faucet Aerators – Faucet aerators pressurize water that comes from your tap. By introducing air to the stream of water, aerators reduce water use without reducing water pressure. Reducing the total flow of water in a home will ultimately save you money and reduce the use of our natural resources.

4. Low Flush Toilets – There is a wide variety of eco-friendly toilets on the market these days. Low flush toilets reduce the amount of water needed which, in turn, saves you money on your water bill.

5. Efficient Appliances – We have heard a lot about appliances and the different levels of efficiency they can have. Appliances in your home use a great deal of energy and water. Dishwashers, automatic ice makers, laundry machines, water heaters and centralized humidifiers all contribute to the use of water and energy. Update them today to become more eco-friendly.

Many of these upgrades are something our experienced plumbing technicians can accomplish in one visit. Contact us today to get started on these upgrades!