Is your utility bill burning a hole in your wallet? Then it’s time to upgrade your plumbing system in an eco-friendly way. Many of us have already integrated environmentally-friendly appliances into our homes, like energy-efficient HVAC systems and water heaters. But bringing in eco-friendly plumbing upgrades has now become increasingly popular. These upgrades not only benefit the planet but also keep your hard-earned money intact. Here are 4 ways for eco-friendly plumbing upgrades.
Tankless Water Heaters
Water heaters are one of the most used appliances in Canada. They make work much easier rather than manually heating water. But, did you know that these water heaters influence your energy bills? If you have a storage water heater, your appliance is bound to make use of more energy to store hot water. On the contrary, tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, eliminating the need to store water. A tankless water heater does not require reheating water in the storage tank. This not only promotes energy conservation but greatly reduces energy costs.
The toilets make maximum use of water every day. Traditional toilets were designed in a way to flush out impurities using excess water. But, due to technological advancements, modern toilets also known as low-flush toilets now come with water-saving features. They make use of lesser water and still maintain the same functionality. Water-saving toilets will save you gallons of water every year, which not only benefits the environment but will significantly reduce your water bills.
Water Efficient Faucets and Showerheads
The water-efficient faucets and showerheads make use of less water and still maintain the pressure. Your water will flow with the same force, yet you will end up saving on your water bills as you reduce the water wastage. Eco-friendly sink faucets are a great addition to your home function as the water flows with the same pressure, but it releases less water.
Homes that are older or haven’t updated their insulation for years tend to lack the insulation material around the pipes. When warm water travels through the pipes, the heat is lost due to the outer pipe materials, making your water heater work harder than usual to heat water. Insulation of pipes will ensure that warm water maintains its temperature through the lines, eliminating the need for your water heating system to make use of more energy to heat water. This will save on heat energy and also on your energy costs.
Hiring a professional plumber for regular maintenance and repairs and being an environmentally friendly homeowner is one of the best ways to keep the life of your entire plumbing system and home function intact. You should make use of eco-friendly plumbing upgrades, which will, in turn, benefit you in the form of reduced utility bills. For expert assistance on any of the above appliances, feel free to contact Capital Plumbing and Heating. We will assist you in bringing out these upgrades to your home systems.