Tips from Micro Plumbing on how you can “Go Green” in your home.
Install Low Pressure Showerheads and Faucets.
By installing low flow showerheads and faucets, you can reduce water use by up to 50% on average. A low pressure fixture replaces some of the water with compressed air to give a higher velocity spray of water. This can lower home water usage by up to 7,800 gallons per year, which is good for the environment, and good for your wallet.
Make sure you’re using low flow toilets.
Even though the first generation of low flow toilets may not have worked the best, they’re now designed to flush all the waste away, while only using 1.6 gallons of water. This is good news for your budget, because low flow toilets can save home and business owners up to $100 each year.
Install a high efficiency water heater.
With a typical water heater, you’re wasting energy by constantly keeping hot water ready for when you need it, raising your energy bill as well. By using a high efficiency water heater, you are only heating the hot water you need in you home right before you use it. The expected lifetime on a high efficiency water heater is 8 to 10 years and can save you around $500 in energy bills along the way. Plus, it’s another great tool to reduce your carbon footprint.
Have a green home inspection done on your home to see where you can improve your carbon footprint and efficiency in water usage.
Call Micro Plumbing today to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified specialists to see what you can do in your home to lower monthly bills and do your part to help the environment!