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Green Plumbing Products to Help You Converse Water

As the average homeowner becomes more and more environmentally conscious, people are looking for sustainable plumbing features to implement in their homes that will help them conserve water. You can find a variety of fixtures and products that will provide you with some important benefits and cut your water usage.

Here are a few examples of such products you should research.

Low-flow showerheads

Taking a shower is always going to be more efficient when taking a bath, so long as you don’t take inordinately long showers. However, there is still a lot of inefficiency associated with water usage in the shower. When you consider this, combined with the fact that about 17 percent of all water used in a home is for the shower, finding ways to improve showerhead efficiency is important. Low-flow showerheads reduce the volume of water that gets used in a shower, and the amount of water they will save over the course of a year, especially in households with more people, can be significant.

Low-flush toilets

The cousin to the low-flow showerhead is the low-flush toilet. Toilets also tend to waste a lot of water; older or less efficient toilets will use almost seven gallons for each flush, which adds up to a lot of water used per day. Low-flush toilets can cut that water usage down to around a single gallon, a massive water saving that will add up over the course of a year.

Pressure-reducing valves

Pressure-reducing valves installed on your water supply will significantly cut down on the strain put on your pipes and make water flow easier throughout your home. This also helps you to cut down on the risks of leaks, pipe damage and water waste. Pressure-reducing valves are easy to install and not too expensive; this is a DIY job you can knock out in couple of hours if you’re comfortable.

Efficient faucets

Efficient faucets can be installed on every faucet in your home. They will help cut down on water usage and improve your efficiency. Estimates indicate these faucets can cut down on water flow by more than 30 percent. Over a long period of time, this amounts to some significant savings.

Hot water pumps

Hot water pumps are often among the most inefficient items in an entire home, not just in a plumbing system. A recirculating hot water pump will help resolve this. Instead of flushing extra hot water out of the system, they’ll recirculate that excess hot water and store it in a tank for later use. This means the old hot water will stay warm, allowing you near-instant access to hot water without it having to be heated back up again. This means less waste caused by boiling water inside the tank, and less energy put into heating your water overall.

Interested in learning more about some of the steps you can take to make your plumbing fixtures more efficient? We encourage you to contact us today at: info@pipemasters.ca or (289) 404-9063.

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