If your resolution for the New Year is to be a better steward of your resources, you should schedule a plumbing evaluation of your home now to upgrade to greener appliances before the beginning of the year.
How Much Water Will Plumbing Upgrades Save?
Making plumbing upgrades to greener fixtures and appliances can save water and energy. But how much? Is it worth the upgrades?
First, by saving energy and water, your utility bills will decrease. Therefore, over time, you could recover some of the cost of the upgrades just from the savings that you see each month.
Next, upgrading to more efficient appliances can help reduce the reliance on freshwater supplies. Only one percent of the water in the world is suitable for humans to consume. However, people also use this potable water for all plumbing fixtures, from or baths and showers to flushing the toilet. Cutting down on how much water each household uses reduces the dependency on that small one percent of global water supplies.
When you swap to water-efficient plumbing fixtures, you impact the 300 total gallons of water that your family uses daily, with 70% of that water consumption occurring inside. Your toilets and showers account for around 44% of your overall water use while 12% comes from unseen leaks. Upgrades to your home’s plumbing will clearly make an impact on how much water your family uses.
Greener Plumbing Upgrades to Save Water
Make your home greener and more water-efficient with upgrades to your plumbing fixtures. New models of faucets, toilets, showers, and tubs use less water than in the past. For instance, efficient shower heads can reduce your water use by 36% and new models of highly efficient toilets can cut 20% off your water use. Talk to one of our plumbers about the most efficient upgrades for your home.
Plumbing Repairs to Save Water
As noted 12% of the water that the average home uses gets wasted as leaks. Get your home’s plumbing system evaluated and invest in repiping if you have a significant number of leaks in your system. Doing so will reduce your water use and bills.
Contact Plumbing Concepts for Help with Green Plumbing Upgrades or Repairs
If you want to shrink your impact on the environment in the New Year, start with a phone call to us at Plumbing Concepts at (951) 338-8579 or contact us online. We can help you to get green plumbing upgrades to save you money and lower your home’s dependency on freshwater.