Since today is all about wearing green we thought we would keep the trend going and extend the theme to our blog. When it comes to going green with your plumbing there are a lot of benefits; it’s good for the environment, it’s good for your health, and it’s good for your wallet. There are a lot of things that you can do when going green with your plumbing. Here are some of the best ways you can go green with your plumbing.
Replace Faucets and Shower-heads
One of the easiest and least expensive ways of going green with your plumbing is to replace your existing faucets and shower-heads with low flow faucets and shower-heads. Most new faucets and shower-heads are designed to use less water without sacrificing pressure and performance. You should start to see and improvement in efficiency right away. An added bonus of replacing faucets and shower-heads with low flow models is it modernizes the space without costing a lot of money. If you are looking for a quick project to update your bathrooms and kitchen, then replacing the faucets and shower-heads is a good option.
Replace Old Outdated Toilets
Toilets account for nearly 27% of all water use in a home. More than any other plumbing fixture or water using appliance. So, it only makes sense to update old and outdated toilets with low
flow toilets. Most modern construction already has low flow toilets installed, but older homes, particularly home built prior to 1994, can have old toilets that use as much as 7 gallons per flush! That is a lot of water that could be saved. While low flow toilets initially struggled to perform, newer versions are not only efficient but effective, with some models offering 2 flush options, one for solid waste and one for liquid waste. While replacing the toilets in your home can be and expensive project, you will make up for it in savings.
On Demand Water Heater
Water heaters prove to be another source of waste around the house. Traditional tank water heaters can suck up a lot of energy to maintain a constant temperature of water being stored for future use. While having a ready supply of hot water at any giving moment is a good thing, wasting energy and the natural wear and tear associated with tank storage is not. On demand water heaters are far more efficient and cost effective in the long term because they only supply hot water when it is needed. Because they aren’t storing water in a tank there is no sediment built up so they are low maintenance and actually last longer than tank storage systems.
The above options for going green with your plumbing are great options. They can help you save energy and plenty of green! To find a plumber near you that can help you with going green with your plumbing check out our plumbing directory.