Eco-Friendly Plumbing Upgrades for Your Home
January 22, 2021
Upgrading your plumbing system to be more eco-friendly not only benefits the earth, but also your bank account! As sustainability continues to be a great concern, one of the first things you can do is make simple and green renovations to your home. Below are some environmentally-friendly changes you can make in your kitchen and bathroom, all of which Best Plumbing can help you with along the way:
One of the most effective ways to reduce household water consumption is by upgrading to a water-saving toilet. Almost 30 percent of household water consumption comes from toilet use. Replacing an old toilet with a newer, low-flow model will not only reduce water consumption, but also lower your future water and energy bills! Thanks to technological advancements, water-saving toilets won’t lose any functionality as they have greatly improved from when they first were rolled out. There are many choices for installing a water-saving toilet such as gravity-assisted or dual-flush. No matter which one you decide is best for your home, these options will greatly reduce the amount of water passed through your plumbing system and can save thousands of gallons of water per year.
Water Efficient Showerheads and Faucets
Another way to cut down on your water use and the cost of your water bill is by using a water efficient showerhead. There are many options that allow you to save water while you shower without having to sacrifice water pressure. In order to qualify as a low-flow showerhead, the fixture must use 2.5 gallons (or less) of water per minute. However, you can find alternatives that use even less water. Eco-friendly sink faucets will also reduce water use and still provide good water pressure. Sink faucets are a significant source of water use in the home and upgrading these faucets is a great way to decrease water consumption and costs in the long-run.
Tankless Water Heaters
Unlike typical water heaters, tankless water heaters are much more energy efficient. This is because, unlike traditional water heaters that constantly heat and reheat water, tankless heaters produce hot water instantly. Another eco-friendly benefit of a tankless heater is its lifespan. These tanks, on average, last twice as long as a standard water heater. Plus, tankless heaters have lower energy costs.
If you need help with any plumbing upgrades and installation, contact Best Plumbing today!