Green Plumbing is Easier Than You Think

by | Dec 7, 2011 | Plumbing

If you’ve decided to “go green” with your Bryn Mawr home, don’t forget to seek advice from a local plumber so that you can save water and energy with your plumbing system. One of the first things that a green-savvy plumber will do when they inspect your home is to look for leaky faucets or pipes. It will do virtually no good to install all of the most efficient, up-to-date equipment if you are concurrently losing gallons of water through drips and leaks. After a thorough inspection has been completed, your Pennsylvania plumber can assist you with the following areas:

Toilets consume more water than any other appliance or fixture in the average family home. Toilets are also prone to leaking which results in even more water loss. Plumbers can advise you with regard to your best options for a high-efficiency toilet. In most cases, a high-efficiency toilet will save close to 9,000 gallons of water each year for a family of four. That means that if every family in Bryn Mawr, PA had a high-efficiency toilet, we would be saving more than 8 million gallons of water per year.

Some people are skeptical about high-efficiency toilets because when they first appeared on the market, they seemed not to clear the toilet bowl of its contents with each flush. However, rest assured that there are now no high-efficiency toilets in Pennsylvania that do not meet the precise standards for flushing.

Water Heaters
Another way that Pennsylvania area plumbers can help make your plumbing more eco-friendly is by installing a tankless water heater. Gas tankless water heaters use high-powered burners to quickly heat water as it runs through a heat exchanger. Since heating water accounts for up to 30% of a typical home’s energy budget, tankless water heaters can cut your energy costs up to half of that of regular storage water heaters.

All Bryn Mawr area plumbers should also be able to outfit you with water-saving, low flow showerheads. In the past, low flow heads saved water, but at the expense of decent water pressure. Now, low flow showerheads give you comfort and water conservation. Using less than two gallons per minute, low flow showerheads save you water while still allowing you to relax and enjoy a luxurious shower.

Contact your Bryn Mawr plumber today so that you can begin converting your plumbing system into a green, money and water-saving enterprise today.


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