Green Plumbing Tactics
Investing in green plumbing is good for you and the environment. Since some plumbing-related appliances such as water heaters, washing machines, and dishwashers use electricity, green plumbing can also help you reduce your carbon footprint. Here are some tips that you can implement in your home with some help from experienced plumbers.
Installing Improved Water Pipes
When you are setting up the plumbing network at your home, instruct the plumber to install pipes made of polyethylene (PEX) or steel. The use of cross-linked polyethylene provides the right degree of insulation, preventing the escape of heat from the pipes. PEX pipes are also highly flexible and can adjust with sudden changes in water pressure.
Installing slow flow faucets
There is a phenomenon called the ‘hydraulic shock’ which involves the pressure in your pipes. This is particularly the case with faucets that can release water at high pressure. The moment you abruptly turn these faucets on, a sudden absence of pressure can affect the piping. As a result, you may hear a gurgling sound in the pipes soon after you close the tap. This is why you can benefit from installing a slow-flow faucet that will minimize this shock and also save water.
Slow flowing showerheads also contribute to reducing water wastage. Installing these can reduce your water consumption by as much as 20%.
Installing low flush toilets
Low flush toilets can help you save a lot of water in the long run. Do you know that flushing the toilet typically accounts for the biggest draw of water at your home? These toilets can reduce water consumption by as much as 60%.
Intelligent outdoor water systems
If you have an outdoor water system to water the plants in your yards, have the plumber install it strategically. By intelligent placement of water outlets, it can be ensured that the plants receive water without it getting wasted at places where there are no plants.
Eco-friendly washing machines and dishwashers
You can invest in eco-friendly appliances connected to the plumbing network that require less energy to run.
Calling upon experienced plumbers
Hillier plumbing presents to you a team of highly experienced plumbers who can handle any job, whether for residential or commercial plumbing. Call us now to know how we can help implement green plumbing solutions.