Having a “green” household is about much more than being trendy and following fads, it is also beneficial to the environment as well as your bank account! And, while we normally think of sustainability as it relates to energy, it is equally important to look at cutting back your water usage. Upgrading your plumbing systems to newer, more efficient and water-conserving models can help lower your water costs, increase the overall comfort of your home, and even extend the life of your pipes and equipment. Not sure where to begin? Here are some quick and easy tips that can help!
Replace old showerheads
Switch your showerhead to a low flow model. Not only does this give you an excuse to get a fancy new showerhead, but it will also save you hundreds of gallons of water per year. We especially like the rain-style models!
Switch to an eco-friendly toilet
Upgrading to a new “green” toilet can help you use 20% to 60% less water than the one you’re using now. The best part? Recent models have the same functionality as traditional toilets, so you can conserve water and save money without losing the comfort you’re used to!
Fix leaky faucets
Did you know a faucet that leaks just one drop per second can wind up wasting 3000 gallons of water per year? One quick fix will help conserve water and save you money in the long run!
Install a tankless water heater
Tankless water heaters save space and energy by working to rapidly heat water as it passes through an exchanger. On average, these are about 22% more efficient than regular water heaters, which will save you money in the long run!
Use biodegradable dish soap
Not only are the harsh chemicals in traditional soap bad for the environment, but they are also harmful to your pipes as your soap goes down the drain. Biodegradable soap helps the bacteria in your septic system and prevents buildup in your pipes.
Looking to make your home more eco-friendly but don’t know where to begin? Give Norfolk Plumbing a call at (757) 466-0644 and one of our experienced plumbers will help you determine the best plumbing solutions for your needs.