15 Jan Green Plumbing: Save Money and Water
Green plumbing – most people want to be environmentally friendly, but so many don’t know where to start! In addition to bringing your own shopping bag, recycling, or using a reusable water bottle, redesigning your plumbing is a huge way to go green.
While using environmentally and water friendly items throughout your home can be good for the environment, it can also be great for your bills. Statistics from the State of Florida show that “an average per person over day water usage is 158 gallons a day. A family of four would use 138,700 gallons of water a year”. What if you could cut that down? You could help save and conserve water as well as cutting your water costs nearly in half!
Call All American Plumbing Services, 727.943.8300, for green plumbing tips!
If you want to see what you can do to help make your plumbing eco-friendly, read some of our ideas below:
Install a New Water Heater
If your water heater has seen better days, consider switching out your old heater with something new! Did you know that water heating can take up about 15% of home energy usage? A new, high efficiency water heater can make a big difference to your home water costs
Un-insulated pipes are often the main cause for heat loss in your water. When your water travels from your heater to your faucet, some of the heat will be diminished if your pipes are not well insulates (sometimes they aren’t insulated at all!). If you take the time to insulate the pipes running close to the outer walls of your house, you can keep your utility bills low and help save energy at the same time.
Install a Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater is great for saving money and conserving energy. Tankless water heaters are exactly what they sound like: water heaters without a tank! These water heaters will only heat water when you need it. This will prevent you from heating and keeping water you don’t need warm.
Install an On-Demand Hot Water Circulation Pump
Hot water circulating pumps direct the hot water from your heater to your faucets in moments! These pumps stop you from losing heat and prevent you from wasting water. Since you won’t be running the water, waiting for the hot water to come through, you can save a lot of money, and a lot of water!
CALL ALL AMERICAN PLUMBING SERVICES, 727.943.8300, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
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