How to Go Green with your Plumbing
Don’t be fooled by the misconception: going green in your home does not mean less “green” in your wallet. Going green with your plumbing will create a healthier environment for you and your family, as well as save you money on utility costs over time. By making some small changes to your plumbing, you can reduce energy use, build a better home and a safer environment.
Reduce energy use by insulating your pipes
Heat can escape easily through uninsulated pipes while wasting precious energy. Insulating your pipes will prevent heat from leaving your home, and also save you money on your utility expenses.
Install a House Water Filtration System for a healthier home
Eliminate unwanted chemicals in your water through the installation of a whole house filtration system. Not only does this mean cleaner and tastier water for you and your family, but the life of your water heater will also be extended (again saving you money!)
Install low-flow showers and faucets, and low-flush toilets
Reduce your home water usage by as much as 60% through the installation of low-flow showers and faucets. A low-flush toilet can use up to five times less water per person than a regular toilet. These changes reduce your hot water usage, which is good for both the environment and your water bill.
All of these green plumbing tactics and more will protect our environment and keep more money in your wallet. While some of these projects might have a higher cost upfront, the long-term benefits significantly outweigh the negatives. If you are interested in implementing one of these going green tactics, A&R Mechanical Services can install, repair, replace and maintain your Air Conditioning and heating system as well as your plumbing equipment. Call A&R Plumbing, Heating, and Air at (806) 372-1572 or online at www.armechanical.com/contact-us to speak with an expert plumber today.