Typically when you think of making eco-friendly changes in your life, things like recycling and turning off the lights when you leave a room come to mind. One of the biggest changes you can make in your home, said MTP Plumbing & Heating & A/C is switching to eco-friendly plumbing fixtures.
Your home’s water-related appliances and fixtures not only use a tremendous amount of water, but many of them also require a lot of electricity. For instance, your water heater uses electricity practically constantly as it works to maintain the temperature of the water inside the tank. Upgrading to a newer, more eco-friendly water heater or a tankless heater could dramatically cut the amount of power required to provide your home with warm water, all without having to make any sacrifices in terms of comfort.
Changing out your existing showerhead for a low-flow version is another simple fix that can dramatically impact your water and power usage. These shower heads are designed to use far less water without affecting the water pressure. They accomplish this by mixing air in with the water. Chances are you won’t even notice a difference in how your showers feel. You will, however, notice that your power and water bills are much lower after you make this change.
Other easy plumbing fixes that you may want to look into include upgrading your toilet to a more environmentally friendly model. You can opt for a traditional water saving toilet, or a dual flush system that allows you to choose whether you are flushing liquid or solid waste and automatically adjusts the amount of water that is used during the flush to the absolute minimum that is required.
Even appliances like your dishwasher and washing machine are important since they use both power and water. Shop around for the most efficient models that you can find if you really want to cut your home’s environmental impact.
Making your home’s plumbing more eco-friendly is far easier than you might think. By upgrading your plumbing fixtures and appliances to more environmentally friendly models, you can dramatically slash your home’s carbon footprint. Best of all, because these newer fixtures and appliances incorporate creative design, you don’t even have to give up any of your creature comforts in the process. You can still enjoy long, hot showers or wash your clothes or dishes whenever you want. The only difference is that you will use far fewer resources in the process.