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Plumbing for the Environment

March 17, 2017

If you’re looking to make your home or business more environmentally-friendly, the first place to start is commonly with recycling and reducing excess waste. One aspect of your home or business which can show some real change in its impact on the environment will be your plumbing. Here are some plumbing for the environment tips to help you improve your home or workplace’s footprint.

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Solar Water Heaters

Get in touch with your local Sykesville plumber and have them install a solar water heater for your home. A solar water heater is an outdoor water heating fixture which harnesses the power of the sun to heat your water. In addition to saving money on your electric or gas bill, a solar water heater can get you tax credits which will help you offset the cost of installing the system.

Environmentally-Friendly Fixtures and Faucets

Your toilets, sink faucets, and shower faucets can all be replaced with a more environmentally-friendly alternative. This will help to reduce the amount of water used per flush or per shower. Not only will this help you save water to help the environment, it will also help you save money on your water, electric, and gas bills.

Faucet Aerators

A faucet aerator is a simple attachment any home-owner can add to the end of their faucet. An aerator will help you save money on your water bill by introducing air to the out-flow of water and consequently reducing the amount of water coming out per minute. An aerator will also help reduce the amount of splashing that happens as the water hits your hands.

On-Demand Hot Water Heaters

An on-demand hot water heater will give you the ability to receive hot water as needed while reducing the impact on the environment. This is because a traditional hot water heater demands you keep the tank of hot water hot even when it’s not in use. For those with a cold basement, this requires even more electricity or gas power. An on-demand system will heat up the incoming water as-needed which means less maintaining hot water and more money in your pocket. Contact a local Sykesville plumbing company for assistance with installing one of these on-demand water heaters.

Properly Functioning Water System

In order to have an environmentally-friendly plumbing system, you will also need the plumbing system to work to its maximum effectiveness. This means having adequate pressure and correct piping sizes for the whole system. To achieve this, it’s best to consult with a local Sykesville plumbing professional and have them assess the quality of your home or business’s plumbing system.

For help with installing any of the above environmentally-friendly plumbing features or systems, contact your local Sykesville plumber. Michael Runk is a local Sykesville and Eldersburg plumber with the industry experience to install and implement a variety of green plumbing options for your home. Get in touch with Michael Runk via phone at 410-781-6791 or by visiting our website today!

 


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