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5 Money-Saving Plumbing Renovations That Also Benefit the Environment

Plumbing renovations are a great way to elevate your home's value. Not only do the upgrades create a safer space, but they also have the ability to save the environment and your wallet.

While there are several plumbing renovations to choose from, we're going to walk you through five changes that'll make your home more eco-friendly.


Keep reading for cost-effective ways to add green plumbing into your house.

 

1. Eco-Friendly Showerhead

Showering wastes a lot of water. In fact, it accounts for 1.2 trillion gallons per year and is the cause for such high water bills. Showers are the preferred way of washing for Americans and there are ways to still enjoy them without wasting water.


By replacing current showerheads with environmentally friendly ones, you can shower for the same amount of time and save roughly fifty-five percent in water.


2. Upgrade Your Pipes

You can certainly fully replace your pipes if necessary, but you don't always need to take this measure during renovations. As an alternative, pipe insulators can be added to help in reducing heat loss. As a result, your home will use less energy and decrease your monthly bill.

 

3. Green Faucets

We often don't think about it, but our sink habits are extremely wasteful. From running the water while brushing our teeth to walking away from the sink while the water heats, it's all adds up to damage the environment and increase monthly payments.


Unfortunately, we can't always change our faucet using habits, but we can change the type of faucets we use. By using high-efficiency or green faucets, it allows you to use less water without changing your normal routine.


These faucets work by mixing air and water to control the flow that's released, and the end result is less waste.

 

4. Low-Flow Toilets

Toilets have a reasonably long lifespan but when it's time to replace them, consider investing in a low-flow toilet. They differ from traditional offerings because they provide a more customized experience. For instance, there are different buttons you can press based on the type of waste.
These toilets use less pressure for liquid waste than for solids and they offer a more modern design element to your bathrooms.

 

5. Solar Heater

Our last money-saving plumbing renovation is replacing your water heater with solar-powered energy.


A common misconception is that Sun-powered energy is only reserved for warm areas, but it can actually be used in all climates.


This system involves having solar panels installed on the roof and can reduce water heating fuel consumption by fifty to seventy percent. It's a low-cost addition that will almost immediately give you a return on your investment.

 

Plumbing Renovations the Smart Way

Helping the environment can seem like a daunting task but in reality, we can do our part by simply modifying the way we live. When it's time to make some plumbing renovations to your home, consider doing your part to make the world safer by making smart choices.


Are you interested in keeping energy costs down in your home? Then contact Modern Air & Water today for more information on how we can help.

 

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