Green plumbing is one of the best ways that you can conserve water, lower your utility bills and help to promote a greener, healthier future for everyone. With just a few modifications, you can convert your home plumbing system into an eco-friendly system that delivers many long-term benefits. Read on for our top 7 green plumbing tips and discover how a plumber can help you to incorporate them into your home today.
Use Insulated Water Pipes
Pipes that aren’t insulated let heat escape as the water travels through them. This means that your cold showers will take longer to heat up, especially in winter, which will cause you to turn up the heat and use more energy. Insulated pipes reduce heat loss and raise the temperature so you get a hot shower faster on a lower setting.
Install a New Water Heater System
Old water heaters can deteriorate and consume much more energy without providing enough heat. Once your heater stops providing heat efficiently, it’s time to get a new one.
Consider On Demand Hot Water Pumps
On demand hot water pumps give you hot water immediately without having to wait. It also stops as soon as you turn it off instead of sitting in the pipes and turning cold which wastes energy.
Use a Filtration System
A filtration system is a great way to ensure you’re always using clean water. They work to filter out all bacteria and harmful toxins so that the water that comes out of the faucets is safe to use and drink.
Install Low Flow Taps
Low flow showers and faucets can reduce your water usage by up to 60% through restricting the flow of water that comes out. A low flush toilet is also a great option as it reduces water wastage by using up to 40%-50% less water than a regular toilet.
Invest in Energy-Efficient Appliances
When looking to install a new washing machine or dishwasher, check that you’re purchasing an appliance with a high star energy rating. This means that they will use less energy and result in lower utility bills.
Have the Water Supply Tested Regularly
Your water supply should be tested regularly by a qualified plumber to ensure that everything is working correctly. A professional will be able to tell you if your water filtration system needs to be replaced or if other repairs need to be made to ensure you continue to conserve water and keep costs down.
Go Green With Eco-Friendly Plumbing on the Gold Coast
Barker Plumbing Services can help you to make the changes you need to go green and start saving water. We’re local specialists in Gold Coast plumbing with over 30 years’ experience in green plumbing. Jeff Barker, our master plumber, does every job himself for the best results and reliable service every time. Give us a call to find out more or to book an appointment.