Making your house greener and more efficient can appear on the surface to be radical and expensive, but that is not always the case. A simple thing you can do to make your home greener is to call a plumber. Here are a few ways a plumber can reduce your homes impact on the environment.
- Insulated Pipes: Insulating your water pipes will reduce the amount of heat energy that will be lost to the outside world whenever water flows through the pipes. This will have a small impact on the amount of heat loss, which will also decrease the cost of water heating in your home. It’s a small impact, but it is more than no impact.
- Better Appliances: A plumber can help install more efficient appliances in your home. A new, more efficient showerhead can greatly cut down on water usage in your home. Many other appliances can be updated or repaired in order to reduce the environmental impact of your energy and water usage.
- Better Water Softener: Hard water can be difficult on your home appliances over long periods of time. Adding, replacing, or repairing a current water softener can help to make the appliances last longer, which will have two big benefits. The first will be having to replace your appliances and parts of your appliances less often, which will have an impact on the environment. Better water softeners can also improve the efficiency of your home, helping to reduce energy costs.
Reducing your environmental impact is easy and does not have to be costly. Contact your local plumber to see how they can help you reduce your environmental impact.