Earth Day: Green Plumbing Tips for Your Home
Earth Day is April 22nd. Homeowners across the country are now taking a look at their day-to-day actions and considering how best to conserve resources in recognition of the event. Our trusted plumbing team has decades of experience with green plumbing. We help Arizona homeowners improve their energy efficiency year-round. Here, our expert plumbing team explains top tips for going green at home.
Choose Water Filtration Over Bottled Water
We all know the damage that bottled water can have on the environment. The plastics used in the production of water bottles have limited biodegradability. The bottles often end up in landfills, where they can remain for many decades.
Transporting bottled water across the country also contributes to the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, impacting the climate and local environment.
To reduce your family’s reliance on bottled water, you can use water filtration technology instead. Consider installing a water softener to ensure great tasting water is available in your home.
Consider Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless or on-demand water heaters work by providing you with only the required amount of water for your water needs. This means that you’re not taking up large amounts of water from your local water supply system and you’re not having to store and heat a significant amount of water in the home.
Using tankless water heaters has been shown to save homeowners hundreds of dollars on their home heating and water use costs. It can also help you to conserve local resources and mitigate the damage caused by taking water from natural areas in your region. Aside from the savings, tankless systems are quite convenient because you don’t have to wait for hot water and never run out.
Choose Eco-Friendly Plumbing Fixtures
Eco-friendly plumbing fixtures such as low flow toilets and showers are now helping homeowners reduce the amount of water their families consume on a monthly basis.
Instead of requiring as much as 7 gallons of water per flush, low flow systems require as little as 1.6 gallons per flush, ensuring you save hundreds of gallons of water in the home with the use of low flow technology. Low flow systems are evolving and now offer similar power and performance to traditional systems.
Our trusted plumbing experts are here to guide you in reducing your home energy and water usage this Earth Day.
To learn more about green plumbing in your home, contact the Compton Plumbing Services team in Mesa, AZ at 480-926-3931.