If you are planning on upgrading your home to reduce your impact on the environment, don’t forget to upgrade your plumbing as well. Between water conservation and reducing electricity use, Plumbers can help you lower your carbon footprint without sacrificing comfort and convenience with just a few changes to your home’s plumbing.
Heat On Demand
Maintaining a constant temperature within a water heater tank can end up costing the homeowner a lot of money on electrical use as well as fuel. You can reduce the amount of energy and fuel needed to heat your water in a couple of ways. The easiest way is to lower the temperature on the water heater. Even a few degrees lower can make a huge impact both on the wallet and the environment. Another way you can reduce your carbon footprint is to heat your water on demand. Have a qualified and experience plumber install a new tank-less water heater. These types of water heaters only heat the water as needed and thus use electricity and fuel as it is needed.
Lower The Flow
Another way to greatly reduce your impact on the environment is to lower the amount of water you use. You could take shorter showers and flush your toilet only when necessary, or you can install water conserving fixtures throughout the home. Low flow toilets and efficiently designed shower heads are just two easy solutions to reducing water use. You can also upgrade your washing machine and dishwasher to new models that work using less water.
Install Plumbing In The Walls
If you are doing a complete renovation or building a new home altogether, consider having your cold pipes installed throughout the walls and floors. With the right design this can help to insulate your home and reduce heating and cooling costs. As the cold water moves through the pipes it can help lower the air temperature so your air conditioning system works more efficiently. Hot water supply pipes that are placed under the floors can help heat the home in the same manner.
For more information on how Plumbers can help reduce your carbon footprint and save you money in the central Arkansas area, contact the experts at Advantage Service Company Inc.