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5 Ways to Green Your Home Plumbing

Posted on September 8th, 2016

Looking to green your home this year? When it comes to making your home more eco-friendly, look no further than your home plumbing system! There are many savings opportunities when it comes to your home water use. Don’t overlook these 5 essential green plumbing tips!

5 Green Plumbing Tips:

  1. Fix Your Toilet Leaks – A leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day!  Check your toilet for leaks regularly to make sure that this common plumbing leak doesn’t go unnoticed. Not sure how? Read more about how to detect leaky toilets here.

  2. Turn Off the Faucet When You Brush – Turning off the bathroom faucet while you brush your teeth is not a new water saving tip — but did you know that it can save a family of four 20,000 gallons of water annually? This is a simple change that can make a big difference.

  3. Install a Low-Flow Aerator – How old are the plumbing fixtures in your home? Older faucets tend to use more water than you need to get the job done. Make the switch to a low flow aerator that brings water usage down to 2.5 gallons per minute. This is a quick and easy update.

  4. Regularly Check for Leaks – Take a look at your water bill each month. If you notice a jump in price or water usage without going over your normal consumption, take a look around your home for the source. It is likely that you have a plumbing leak somewhere in your home. Check your sinks, shower, bath, toilet, outside fixtures and hot water heater.

  5. Upgrade Your Water Heater – Older water heaters tend to be less efficient than newer models. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, you might be wasting a lot of energy to keep your water warm. You can also consider upgrading to a tankless water heater that heats the water up as you need it, so that you aren’t storing a tank of warm water in your home.

Did you know that Plumbing Medic is nationally recognized as a licensed green plumber by Green Plumbers USA? We specialize in products and practices that are designed to help you create a greener home — while keeping more GREEN in your wallet.

If you have any questions at all about how to improve your home’s energy bills by making your home more eco-friendly, don’t hesitate to give our professional plumbing technicians a call. We are here to help you with all of your plumbing repair, plumbing installation, and drain cleaning needs.

Contact our office by giving us a call at (602) 649-6435.

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